Michael Alan Sowers, 54 of Springfield, passed away on December 31, 2022.

Mike was a lifelong learner with a bachelor’s degree in history and master’s degrees in Pacific Rim studies and in education. He spent much of his working life in higher education, and he also co-owned Well Fed Head Books in downtown Springfield. He loved helping coach his son’s baseball teams. He loved dumb jokes, slapstick comedy, and laughing to the point of wheezing. Most of all, Mike loved the family he created with his wife and son.

He is survived by his wife, Beth Buczynski, his son, Roman Sowers, his parents, J. Neal Sowers and Kathy Ray Sowers, and his brother, David Sowers, all of Springfield, Missouri. He also leaves behind a large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and in-laws.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to an education fund for his son. Please make checks payable to Beth Buczynski.