WOOD RIVER — Maurice W. Cowan, 89, of Wood River, formerly of Granite City, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Maurice was born on Sept. 26, 1924, in Granite City, a son of the late Raymond H. and Margaret M. (Stuart) Cowan. He gave over 37 years at Tri City Grocery, working in the warehouse, and retiring from the Granite City School District as a custodian. The Army veteran proudly served his country during World War II and was a 65-year member of the Granite City V.F.W. and the D.A.V.
In his free time Maurice enjoyed playing cards, trivia and watching sports. Maurice will be remembered for his kind and loving heart and the many special times he shared with his family and friends.
He is survived by and will be missed by his daughter, Karen Campbell of Wood River; sister, Shirley Lawless of O'Fallon, Mo.; grandchildren, Christopher and (Rachael) Campbell of South Roxana, Carla and (Brad) Klaustermeier of Wood River, Kimberly Campbell of Wood River; great-grandchildren, Taylor Campbell, Kyle Campbell, Andrew Campbell; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred F. (Beljanski) Cowan, whom he married on August 23, 1947; his brothers, Stuart, Kenneth, Sherwood, Robert; sisters, Marian Grace, Doris Seibold.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Rosewood Care Center in Alton, BJC Hospice and Alton Memorial Hospital for their kind and loving care.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the funeral home. Burial will follow with military rites at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to the Granite City V.F.W. or the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, 57 Country Place, Springfield, IL 62703.