HINCKLEY – LeRoy E. Cowan, 80, of Hinckley, Ill., passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, alongside his son.
Born Dec. 16, 1933, in Naperville, the son of Edwin and Hildegarde (Brummel) Cowan, he married Rose Meisinger on June 14, 1958, in Naperville.
He was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. LeRoy served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957. He was a lifelong farmer in the Hinckley area. LeRoy was a member of DeKalb County Farm Bureau, Knights of Columbus and Hinckley Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife, Rose of Hinckley; children, Catherine Stoik of Pleasanton, Calif., Rita (Bill) Saunders of Arvada, Colo., Thomas Cowan of Geneva, Peter (Lisa) Cowan of Earlville and Edward (Juli) Cowan of Big Rock; nine grandchildren, Courtney and Hannah Stoik, Ryan Fox, Michaela, Jenna and Josiah Cowan, and Alyssa, Karrigan and Lindsey Cowan; and one sister, Nola Greenen of Crest Hill.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Theodore.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk with the Rev. Thomas Brantman and the Rev. Donald DeSalvo celebrating. Burial will follow at St. John Catholic Cemetery Somonauk. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk, with a prayer service at 6 p.m.
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