Forecast: It doesn’t matter…..get out to one of the five locations.
1/15 is a day that I’ve thought about frequently over the last three years. Seems pretty obvious since it’s my 40th birthday, but the real reason is the leader of our family passed away on 1/15/17.
Grandpa Cowan was the definition of a leader in his 83yrs and made an impact on the community, family, and many others. He was a farmer in the days before tractors were driven by satellite, so to honor him, we’re going to incorporate a few of our farmer workouts into the work I have planned.
SYITG – Deep Dish
Here’s his obituary if you want to read a little more.
Robert A. “Bob” Cowan Sr. 1933 – 2017
MT. PULASKI, IL – Robert A. “Bob” Cowan Sr., 83, passed away at 7:58 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill.
Bob was born Nov. 1, 1933, in Warrensburg, Ill., son of Harry and Velma (Schroeder) Cowan. He married Dorothy Jean Hupp in 1951 in Mechanicsburg, Ill. She survives him.
Also surviving Bob are his children: Robert (Nancy) Cowan of Springfield, Ill., Randy (Paula) Cowan of Spaulding, Ill., Scott (Debby) Cowan of Dawson, Ill., Michael (Melinda) Cowan of Beason, Ill., Wayne (Ann) Cowan of Lexington, Ky., and Christopher (Amy) Cowan of Mt. Pulaski, Ill.; one sister, Carolyn (Ted) Roth of Williamsville, Ill.; 31 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bob was a graduate of Tri-City High School; a member of Latham Baptist Church since 1945, Lake Fork Township Board for 28 years, church board for 55 years, Sunday School teacher for 30 years, school board for 22 years – eight years as president, leader of the Land of Lincoln Antique Tractor and Engine Club – President from 2000-2012, and National JICCA Board from 2005-2013.