Vicki J. Cowan, age 58, of Sturgis went to be with her Lord and savior Monday afternoon Jan. 11, 2010, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.
She was born July 22, 1951, in Sturgis, a daughter to the late Elwyn Herald and Naomi (Rumbaugh) Lego.
Vicki was a lifelong resident of Sturgis. On Oct. 6, 1968, she married Holton Francis Cowan Jr. in Sturgis.
She had been employed as a cashier for several years at Harding’s East in Sturgis. She had also worked as a cashier at Hooks, Speedway and Kroger. She was a certified nurses assistant and had worked in home care services for a few years.
Vicki had been attending the Servant Ministry Church in Sturgis. Prior to that she had attended the Christian Fellowship Center and for many years she was an active member of the First Church of God in Sturgis.
She enjoyed bowling, puzzles, fishing, flower gardening, cooking and her well-known baking expertise will be missed by many. She was a talented singer and had a true love for her Lord Jesus Christ.
She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Holton; one daughter, Martha (Steve) Schultz of Shipshewana, Ind.; two sons, Brian (Stacy) Cowan of Sturgis and Jaime (Angie) Cowan of LaGrange; six grandchildren, Sarah, Katherine and David Purcell, Devan Lowler and Jacob and Megan Cowan; one great-grandson, Samuel J. Brackob; two sisters, Vivian (Jim) Fennel of Fulton and Charlyn Miller of Florida; one brother, David (Connie) Lego of Marcellus; special friends Penny Ringler and Bonnie Harmon, both of Sturgis; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Donald Lego, William Lego, Edwin Jay Lego, Danny Lego and Stanley Lego; and an infant sister and brother, Phyllis and Paul Lego.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Vicki Cowan will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Matthew Fennel, a nephew of Mrs. Cowan, will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at the South Colon Cemetery in Colon Township.
Memorial donations to the family would be appreciated, c/o: Holton Cowan, 206 N. Fourth St., Sturgis, MI 49091 or Pet Haven, P.O. Box 853, Sturgis, MI 49091.