He was born March 16, 1952, to George and Edna Cowell in Pickford.
Mr. Cowell was retired from the Michigan Department of Transportation.
He loved to hunt and play golf. He also loved his dogs, Archie, Oliver, and Lenny, who he referred to as “The Boys.” He loved, and was loved deeply by his wife, Anne, family members said, and he was a caring provider who was brave in facing and fighting his disease.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Cowell; four children, Lorne Cowell, Gabe Cowell, Karen Oakley, and Eileen Gibson, and several grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings and their families, Bill and Irene Cowell, George and Jean Cowell,
Dottie and Larry Karoly, Lena Cowell, Kay Parker, and Fay Cowell.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Cowell was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Cowell and Richard Cowell; a daughter, Arlene Cowell, and a greatgranddaughter, Lexie Cowell.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, December 30, at 3 p.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace with Father Frank Ricca officiating. Visitation was from 2 p.m. to time of the service at the church.
Burial will be in St. Ignatius Loyola Cemetery in St. Ignace in the spring.
Dodson Funeral Home of St. Ignace assisted the family with arrangements.