Bryan Dowd Obituary

Bryan Charles Dowd
Bryan Charles Dowd
Bryan Charles Dowd

February 14, 1955 - March 30, 2012
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Marion, IA
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Bryan Charles Dowd, 57, died on March 30, 2012 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He lived for many years in the Iowa City, Cedar Rapids area. Bryan was born in Des Moines on February 14, 1955 to Charles Wesley Dowd and Betty Jean Holliday Dowd. After graduated from Des Moines Tech High School in 1973, Bryan enlisted in the US Air Force where he served for 4 years. After his honorable discharge, Bryan attended Drake University graduating with his Bachelor's Degree and then the University of Iowa where he earned his Master's Degree. Bryan worked at the Veterans Administration for over 30 years as a Counseling Psychologist where he touched the lives of many veterans.

He was a very active member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed reading, movies, music and taking special road trips on his motorcycle with his friends. Bryan loved animals and had given many animals a wonderful and loving home.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother; Betty Jean Dowd of Des Moines; sister, Jill (Neal) Prati of Cumming; niece, Tiphani (Jeff) Kreuger of Westminster, CO; nephew, Jayme Prati of Phoenix, AZ; great niece and great nephew, Julianne Geneser and Jack Kreuger and many other family member and friends.

Visitation will be from 5-7 pm, Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel. Private Graveside Service with Military Rites will be at Glendale Cemetery in the Veterans section, where he will be buried next to his father. A Memorial Service for Bryan will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1285-3rd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cedar Rapids Humane Society, 7411 Mt. Vernon Road SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403 or to Westminster Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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Memorial Service
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1285 3rd Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA US 52403
Thursday, April 5, 2012
2:00 PM