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Robert "Jerry" Cowan

August 8, 1942 ~ December 2, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Robert "Jerry" Cowan Obituary

Robert Jerry Cowan, age 81, passed away peacefully at his residence on December 2, 2023.  Jerry was born August 8, 1942, in Oskaloosa, IA to Samuel Robert Cowan and Nellie Maude (Shafer) Cowan.  He married the love of his life, his special wife, Elizabeth Ann Prestsater on May 27, 1962 and they enjoyed 51 years together until her passing in 2013.Jerry worked at Link-Belt Construction Equipment in several Purchasing roles for 33 years in three locations:  Cedar Rapids, IA; Bowling Green, KY; and Lexington, KY.  So many work peers became friends, and work friends became like family.Until his illness, Jerry was an active member at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lexington, KY and recently served as Church Treasurer.  His church family was close to his heart, and he loved the early service.  He was excited to be a working part of the recent church construction project.For most of his life, Jerry was an avid golfer.  He especially enjoyed the regular rounds and good-natured fun with the “golf guys” weekly.  When the day wound down, he also loved crossword puzzles and country music.  The most important, though, was his family.Jerry is survived by his loving children, Greg (Paula) Cowan and David Cowan; five grandchildren, Katie (Grant) Burdette, Joseph Cowan, Connor Cowan, Zachary Cowan, and Samanatha Cowan, and one great-grandson, Lincoln Burdette.  He is also survived by his brother John (Janice) Cowan, and his sister Jan Cowan (Rick), and a special niece Danielle Cowan.The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, December 8, 2023 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 516 Pasadena Drive, Lexington, KY 40503.  A memorial service for Jerry will immediately follow the visitation, with final burial at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens (TBD). In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. John’s Lutheran Church Building Fund would be appreciated.  This obituary was lovingly submitted by the Cowan Family.  Hager & Cundiff values nothing more than the loyalty and trust shown to us to care for Jerry and his family.

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Services

Receiving Friends
Friday
December 8, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church
516 Pasadena Drive
Lexington, KY 40503

Memorial Service
Friday
December 8, 2023

1:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church
516 Pasadena Drive
Lexington, KY 40503

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