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Howard E Cowin

KSAL StaffJune 15, 2021

Howard E Cowin, 75, of Salina, passed away Saturday, June 12th, 2021. He was born Nov. 27th, 1945 in Oil City, PA.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Cowin & Elizabeth Carter, sister Mary Carter, & grandson Landon Paul Carter Carpenter.


Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years, Patti Cowin; son, Mark (Kassidy) Cowin of Ponca City, Ok; daughters, Elizabeth Cowin of Salina, Barbara (Ryan) Sellers of Salina, Teresa Cowin of Salina; & 15 Grandchildren.


After high school Howard started driving a semitruck for a company called Global. This job took him all over the United States and ultimately landed him in Kansas. Here he met his wife, Patti, and they continued traveling with his job until they started a family. 4 kids later Howard started some new adventures in refrigerator repair where he was known as Dagwood. He also started working for a company called Volunteers of America where he did maintenance work for a few retirement homes around Salina. He retired from maintenance in 2013 and started working for Johnson Sand and then ultimately retired in 2016. Quickly getting bored with retirement Howard became a receipt checker at Sam’s and proudly worked there for over 5 years until his passing.


Howard’s life was devoted to his loving wife of 38 years, his 4 children, & 15 grandchildren. He absolutely loved being a husband, dad, grandpa, & friend. He was always entertaining, had something to say about any subject, and was more than willing to give you his opinion on anything whether you wanted it or not. He loved goofing around and messing with the grandkids and their friends. He loved to watch AGT, play Texas Rummy, and go camping. He was always tinkering and fixing things, Jack of all trades and master of none. Howard had the good fortune to be loved by many in his life and he will be missed terribly.


Funeral Services will be held on Saturday June 19th @ 10:00am

Salina Baptist Church

600 W. Prescott Ave

Salina, Ks 67401


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