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Arlen Jay Bowler

December 21, 1961 — January 30, 2022

Battle Creek

Arlen Jay Bowler, 60, of Battle Creek, passed away on January 30, 2022, at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, MI.

He was born on December 21, 1961, to Richard Berry and Hazel (Bowler) Harju. He graduated high school from Tahquamenon Area Schools. Arlen worked as a Forklift Driver for Tenneco in Marshall for over 30 years. He enjoyed working on engines. Whether it be cars, snowblowers, lawnmowers or anything else with an engine, he could fix anything. He was a collector of all things.

Arlen is survived by his daughter, Denielle (David) Haack and his son, Ryan (Sky) Bowler; four Sisters, Mary Berry, Lori Berry, Andrea Monroe, Lorry Webb, and four Brothers, John Berry, Raymond Vincent, Kirk Bowler, Carter Berry; two granddaughters, Hannah Haack, Luna Bowler and one grandson, David James Haack.

He was preceded in death by father, Richard Berry and his mother, Hazel Harju.

A memorial gathering to celebrate Arlen’s life will be held from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, February 4, 2022, at Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, MI 49068. Please visit to view the online obituary, sign the guest book, or leave messages for the family.

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Memorial Celebration of Life

Friday, February 4, 2022

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services

723 US Highway 27 North, Marshall, MI 49068

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