Marjorie I. (Volkmer) Cowan

November 1, 1920 ~ September 23, 2019 (age 98)
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Marjorie I. Cowan of Chesaning, died Monday, September 23, 2019 at Masonic Pathways in Alma. She was 98 years of age.
Marjorie was born November 1, 1920 in Flint to the late Peter “Tom” and Pearl (Rolfe) Volkmer. She was a resident of Chesaning, St. Johns, Grand Haven, Traverse City and moved back to Chesaning in 2009. She was united in marriage to Stanley J. Cowan in 1947 in Brewton, AL. He preceded her in death in 1976. She and her husband owned Stan Cowan Mercury, Inc in St. Johns for 15 years then was the hostess at the Wheel In Restaurant in St. Johns. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, life member of the Traverse Bay Area Order of Eastern Star Chapter #147 and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed playing bingo, dancing, going to the casino and traveling.
Surviving are: sons: Dean McCalpin of Chesaning, Mark (Darlys) Cowan of St. Johns; grandchildren: Christy (Steven) Roth of Kalamazoo, Matthew (Andrea) McCalpin of FL, Todd (Jill) Cowan of Spring Lake, Mason Cowan of St. Johns, Lindy Cowan (fiancé José Klien) of Lansing; great granddaughter, Evelyn Roth of Kalamazoo; many nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was also preceded in death by a son, Van P. Cowan; and a sister, Ruth Hankins.
Rev. Tim Woycik will officiate the funeral service at 12 noon on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Misiuk Funeral Home in Chesaning. Burial to follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 3-8 p.m. and on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon. Contributions in her memory may be made to Masonic Pathways of Alma, MI. You may light a memorial candle or share a memory at
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