Mark S. Bowman, 64, of Choteau, Mont., died at home on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, of complications from pancreatic cancer.

Though he lived many places, his birthplace of Grinnell, Iowa, was always home. There he attended school through college before going off to the University of Michigan Law School. His law career led him to St. Joseph, where he would serve as city attorney for many years. Well liked and deeply respected by all who knew him for his professional acumen, sense of humor and kindness, he remained in St. Joseph for 25 years. When he quit law he took a position at Dartmouth College in human resources. He would work at Dartmouth and the University of Virginia for 10 years before his cancer diagnosis.