Guestbook for John Thomas Cowan
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Cheryl, so very sorry to hear of John's passing. It was shared on our class email group that Mike K set up. My condolences and hugs to you and your family.
From Peggy Carl Christie

9:28 am - 04/05/19


So sorry for your loss. John was such a great guy and good friend. I have so many great fishing and hunting memories. He will never be forgotten. My sympathies to his family.
From Duane Simmons

7:32 pm - 04/02/19


A good man is gone too soon. Growing up on the same block all the kids hung out in a big pack. We played in the gulch, went ice skating, piled in a pickup and went fishing and had many great adventures camping on Lake Oahe. I am sorry to hear of his passing and will be praying for your family. God Bless.
From Kevin Hipple

7:39 pm - 03/30/19


Deb, I am so sorry for your loss.
From Sharon Roundy Fredrickson

1:12 pm - 03/30/19


Deb, Scott, and Laura, a special place in my heart remains for you. Your warm smiles and kindness were a special welcome at Simmons Elementary in music class and in my piano studio. I pray the warm smiles and kindness will now be shown back to you in many ways during this sad time in your lives. I also pray that the comfort, peace, and strength that God gives will be very real to you today and in all your tomorrows.
From Peggy Bunsness

9:37 am - 03/30/19


Dear Deb and Family, My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. May God give you the strength and comfort to get through this trying time and hold on to all those memories.
From Joan Haak

8:43 am - 03/30/19


I have many many memories of John and his family they were our next door neighbors. We went boating and camping on weekends up on the big lake oahe. We leard to swim waterski together . I will fondly remember him.
From Brad Hipple

8:23 pm - 03/29/19


I grow up next door to John and his sisters, in Pierre, SD. I have many a fond memories of playing hide and seek, ice skating on their mother's garden plot in the winters, and having block BBQ's in the Cowan's back yard. But the best memories were boat tips up on Oahe Lake over to the camp site on the east side. The Cowan's were one of three neighbors that had boats and would camp often on weekends up on Oahe. I am saddened to hear of his early departure and know that he will be truly missed by all who's lives he has touched.
From Scott Hipple

3:23 pm - 03/28/19


I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. I had the pleasure of working with John and enjoying working with John on projects in CA, AZ, WA and UT. We had a chance to tip a few and enjoy each others company. He had a great since of humor and "one hell-of-a golf swing". To John's family & friends you have my deepest sympathy.
From Jeff Manning

3:21 pm - 03/28/19


John and I went to high school in Pierre. I'm greatly saddened to hear of his passing. He had a great sense of humor and it looks like his life was lived surrounded by wonderful family and friends. My condolences to his family.
From Clark Stone

10:47 am - 03/28/19


I had the pleasure of working with John while he was in tech service for GEA [Westfalia Surge.] I always considered John as more of a friend than a business acquaintance. His easy going style made him fun to work with. About 10 years ago we were working on a large project, The first day while working on the job I had a tendency to stick tools in my pockets. The next day John came in with a brand new tool bag and set it by me and in his cool calm way with a smile said " Try this". I will never forget it..and by the way still have the same tool bag. My condolences to his family..He will be missed by all that knew him.
From Ron Wilson [Fullers Milker Center]

8:36 am - 03/28/19


I was sorry to hear of the passing of John. When I was a small boy, he taught me how to shoot free throws in his back yard. He was in High School at the time. It was tough shooting as their hoop was 11' tall (or so I'm told) and I had a heck of a time tossing the ball that high.
From Chris Hipple

8:02 am - 03/28/19


Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this most difficult times. May the memories leave you with both tears and smiles as you celebrate the life of this well-loved man. Debra and the entire ONR team at SDSU
From Debra Anderson

6:28 am - 03/28/19


I am so sorry to hear of John passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this sad time. I worked with John and the Schumacher family for so many years and then at Westfalia after that. I absolutely loved his sense of humor, his fantastic quick wit and his knack for making things work. I can’t say enough about him and how much fun, really, fun, working with him was. I know he will be missed dearly.
From Lynn Tjaden

5:38 pm - 03/27/19


You will be missed, Uncle John. Deb, Scott, and Laura much love and condolences from your nephew and cousin in North Carolina. Many prayers-Matt
From Matt Sherburne

1:13 pm - 03/27/19


Deborah, you are in my heart and prayers. John was "always" smiling whenever I saw him. May your memories and those shared by those whose life John touched bring you immeasurable peace and comfort. Prayers, Becky
From Becky Hobby

12:49 pm - 03/27/19