May 27, 1972 ~ September 22, 2021

Born in: Vincennes, IN
Resided in: Vincennes, IN

Matthew Robert Bowman, 49, passed away at 5:14 pm on September 22, 2021 at Good Samaritan Hospital with his family by his side. Matt was born on May 27, 1972 in Vincennes and is the son of Steve Bowman and Pat Willis Buntrock.

Matt was a member of The Edge Church, was a 1990 graduate of Vincennes Lincoln High School and received his BSN from Vincennes University. Matt was a Lieutenant with the Vincennes Township Volunteer Fire Department and a Registered Nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital, as well as a Knox County Deputy Coroner. Matt was a lifelong learner and held several certifications related to the volunteer fire department and Good Samaritan Hospital. He also loved photography, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his  mother, Pat Buntrock of Vincennes, father, Steve Bowman and his wife, Merry Kaye of Vincennes, sister, Lisa Bowman and her husband Ben, brother, Jason Flynn and his wife Christy of Vincennes, step-sister, Tara Knuth, uncle, Paul Willis, aunt, Pam Martin; paternal grandmother, Carol Bowman, his nieces and nephews, Cassidy Hendershot and Javon Gilmore, Joey Hendershot Martin and her husband Caleb, Mallory Flynn, Dylan Flynn, Garrett Holscher, Natalee Holscher, and Ellie Bowman. Matt is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Arthur Bowman, and his maternal grandparents, Robert Willis, step-father, Gary Buntrock, Dee and Robert Pipher, and Robert and Pearl Michels.

Friends may visit with Matt’s family from 10 am until the hour of service time of 2 pm on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Adams Coliseum in Vincennes with Pastor Trevor Murry officiating. In lieu of flower contributions may be made to the Matthew Bowman Nursing Scholarship through the Vincennes University Foundation or the Vincennes Township Volunteer Fire Department. On line memories may be shared with Matt’s family and friends at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, Vincennes is honored to be entrusted with the care of Matt.



Visitation: September 25, 2021 10:00 am - September 25, 2021 2:00 pm

Adams Coliseum
300 N. 6th Street
Vincennes, IN 47591

Funeral: September 25, 2021 2:00 pm

Adams Coliseum
300 N. 6th Street
Vincennes, IN 47591

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  1. So sorry for your hugh loss! He was such an Amazing person. A pure heart of gold!! Prayers for your Family! Rest In Peace Matt! 🙏🙏

  2. Matt was the sweetest man, I worked with him at Ponderosa many years ago and we went to school dances together. Prayers for all of his family and friends. This was a great loss.

  3. Prayers of comfort to matt’s loved ones 💖 i was priveledged to work nights and evenings with matt, up until 8 years ago. Matt made such a huge impact on patients, co workers, and this knox co community ! He will surely be missed by all. Rest in heavenly peace, matt bowman 💖

  4. Matt, I work with you and you have heart of gold,Prayers to your family and friends.God is getting someone very special.

  5. I’m am going to miss all our talks and trying to solve the world’s problems. You have been one of my truest friends and I will always miss you.

  6. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you Steve and Merry Kaye. Also with the entire family! You know he is where he wants to be and pain free. Bless all of you! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  7. So sorry to hear of Steve and Merry Kaye’s loss of Matthew. I did not know Matt but from the messages I have read so far, he was a wonderful, warm, giving man which doesn’t surprise me knowing Steve and Merry Kaye from our time at LHS-’66. My condolences to the Bowman family and all his friends.

  8. It was always a pleasure to work with Matt!! He was a very nice guy and would give you the shirt off of his back. R.I.P. Matt, you will be dearly missed!!

  9. My thoughts & prayers go out to Matt’s entire family! He has touched so many lives in so many ways. Rest easy my Friend…we’ll take it from here.

  10. So sorry for your loss. May our Lord and Savior give you strength and comfort at the time. The only scars are the one that holds him now.

  11. Matt, you were one of a kind! So glad our paths crossed at GSH, you always brightened my days. RIP Matt, you will be missed. Prayers for Matt’s family & close friends.

  12. Steve, Merry Kaye and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Matt was a wonderful person and our hearts and prayers are with you.

  13. Blessed to have known you in school and to have worked with you at GSH. May your family find comfort and strength in the Lord. Prayers for everyone’s loss.

  14. So many memories! You areca remarkable young man. You will be so missed. Thanks for being such an inspirational advocate for best cancer, you will and have changed many life’s. I and my family love and cherish you for all you’ve done and especially the loving care with my precious sister Sarah. She loved you so much. Give her a big hug for us in your eternal life with God in heaven. So very proud of your accomplishment during your dedication your work, your degree and your loving family. You will always be loved and hold a special place in my heart and so many others. Prayers for your loving family and all of us friends that have respected you and loved you so much in this short life ❤

  15. To the family of Matt my deepest sympathies. Matt is surely gone too soon but what a legacy he is leaving. It was a pleasure knowing him. Always with a smile and a kind word for everyone. We sure gave him hell as a kid at the Bowman house and he took it all in stride and had a great sense of humor. Sending love to you Steve and Merry Kaye

  16. Prayers for the family. Treasured photos and memories made by Matt.
    Well done.
    We will always remember you with a glad heart and a smile.
    The Bible family

  17. Matt it was a pleasure to know you and to work with you at GSH. Prayers to your family & friends. You will be missed, RIP

  18. Steve and Merry Kaye, Although I did not know Matthew I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. I send my thoughts and prayers to you and all your family and friends. May God bless and comfort you! Class of 66

  19. Our prayers are with each member of Matt’s family during this time of loss. Please, realize that Matt has risen from the struggles of this life into an existence that God has provided for him & welcomed him into…
    John 5:24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.
    John 8:1 “Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.”
    May God comfort everyone of you!

  20. Steve and Merry Kaye, I am so sorry to hear of loss of your son. Reading the comments, he sounds like an amazing respected man who did much for the community. May memories of good times together give you comfort.

  21. I have been honored to be your mother! I love you more than words can say and my heart is breaking. I take comfort in knowing you are no longer suffering and you are In heaven with Gary and all our departed family. I will miss not being able to take those trips we planned. This world has lost a kind and gentle soul but heaven has gained a special angel. Rest now, my son, your pain and suffering are over. Until we meet again, I love you, Mom

  22. My deepest sympathy to all of Matt’s family. May his legacy of love, compassion, and service live on in the hearts of all who cherished this remarkable man.

  23. Bob and I both had the pleasure of working with Matt and we proud to call him our friend.
    Fly high Matt!
    Bob and Mindy Williams

  24. Steve and Mary Kaye, although I did not know Matt I am so sorry he was taken from you so soon. Words cannot take away the pain but I pray your precious memories will bring some comfort and healing in the days to come. Wish I could take this pain from you. You are both very special people to me. Sending you all my love and prayers.

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