Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Michel Lee Cowger II (ca. 1967 - 15 Jun 2009) []

Michel Lee Cowger II        
MOUNT ZION - Michel Lee Cowger II, "Big Mike", 37, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 15, 2009 at 6:04 A.M. in his home, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 18, 2009 at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion, IL. Burial will be at Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany, IL. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Wednesday evening at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. Masonic rites will be accorded at 8:00 P.M. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be directed to the family via email at www.dawson-wikoff.com. Michel was a gentle giant, his heart as big as he. Michel loved to be surrounded by family and friends. His biggest enjoyment was being involved with his children, nieces and nephews. Michel also gave of himself to his community. He was a member of the South Macon Masonic Lodge and was a volunteer Fire Fighter with the Mt. Zion Fire Department. He coached his son's Little League Baseball team and was an official through the I.H.S.A. For himself, he loved to golf, camp and put together model planes to fly. Michel was employed by the Decatur Park District Airport. Michel's whole purpose of living was his beautiful wife, Lori (Jarvis) Cowger; his children, Samuel (9), Jacob (6), and Elizabeth (2), all of Mt. Zion, IL; his mother, Rosalea Cowger; his father, Michel L. Cowger I and wife Sandra; mother-in-law, Violet Jarvis, father-in-law, Ed Jarvis and wife Paula; siblings, Bunny Crist and husband Cameron, LaDonna Cowger, Tammy Myers and husband Brian, and Barbie Davis; sisters-in-law, Ashley Jarvis, Sarah Jarvis, and Bonnie Scroggins [44194?], brother-in-law, Shelby Jarvis; grandparents-in-law, Paul Devore and wife Barb. He also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of special friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Michel Lee Cowger III, maternal grandparents, Ross and Fannie Whitacre; paternal grandparents, Earl and Amanda Cowger; step grandparents, Gilbert and Ethel Kennedy; one uncle and one aunt. Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at www.legacy.com/herald-review/Obituaries.asp

Published in the Decatur Herald & Review on 6/16/2009

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