LeeRoy J. Cowen, 91

LeeRoy J. Cowen of Hustisford passed away on Tuesday, Jan.13, 2009, at the age of 91.

He was born in West Allis on July 19, 1917, the son of Jess and Emma M. (Reimer) Cowen.

On March 25, 1939 he married Emily T. Zimmermann at St. Martinís Lutheran Church.

LeeRoy and Emily started C&G Radio & TV Sales & Service in 1945 in Milwaukee and expanded to West Allis in 1956. They retired in 1989 and moved to the Hustisford area.

LeeRoy was a member of Bethany since 1989, past member of WESA and other service-related organizations, as he was very service oriented.

LeeRoy is preceded in death by his wife Emily Cowen; a granddaughter, Laura Cowen; and a sister, Pearl Soblonski. Dear father of Barbara (Robert) Rowinski of Waukesha and Lee (June) Cowen Jr. of Racine; precious grandfather of Terrance (Jean) Rowinski of Muskego, Terri Leigh Duncan (fiance Rafael Cajigas) of Milwaukee, Stephen Cowen of West Allis and Michael (Lynn) Foth of Waukesha; cherished great-grandfather of 10; dear brother of Gladys Kelly of Mukwonago.

He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church in Hustisford.

Funeral service will follow at the church at 1 p.m. The Rev. Timothy Bauer and the Rev. David Pries will officiate.

Interment at Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin, on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Memorials to Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church of Hustisford would be appreciated.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home-Hustisford is serving the family.