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Richard H. Cowan

June 18, 1949 June 26, 2020
Richard H. Cowan
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Obituary for Richard H. Cowan

NEW GLARUS - Richard H. Cowan, age 71, of New Glarus, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020, at UW Hospital and Clinics. He was born on June 18, 1949, in Madison, Wis., the son of Donald Cowan and Kathryn (Thorstad) Cowan. Richard graduated from LaFollette High School and UW-Platteville. He married Ellen Schwartz on December 18, 1994 in Madison.

Richard served on the Madison Police Department for over 30 years, retiring as Assistant Chief. In his retirement he enjoyed photography.

Richard is survived by his brother, Donald L. (Suzanne) Cowan Jr. of Oregon, Wis.; and Ellen’s family, Marie (Steve) Wilke of Glendale, Wis., Stacie (Walter) Meyer of Madison, Wis., Theresa (Dean) Hodnett of Saint Paul, Minn., Patti (Ricky) Brinkmann of Winneconne, Wis., Claire (Barb Atkinson) Schwartz of Monticello, Wis., Mark (Ann) Schwartz of Watertown, Wis., Neal (Cindy) Schwartz and Alan P. Schwartz, both of Monroe, Wis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Jeanine Schwartz; father, Donald L. Cowan; and mother, Kathryn Cowan.

Due to new COVID-19, visitors can greet the family from their cars at GUNDERSON FITCHBURG FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 2950 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg, from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, July. 3, 2020. Burial will be private at Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Green County Abuse Prevention Team, or Green Haven Family Advocates, both located at 1811 11th St., Monroe, WI 53566, or Shelter From the Storm, 1602 Blossom Lane, Madison, WI 53716. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

Gunderson Fitchburg
Funeral & Cremation Care
2950 Chapel Valley Road
(608) 442-5002

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12:00 PM 7/3/2020 12:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 7/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
Gunderson Fitchburg Funeral & Cremation Care

2950 Chapel Valley Rd.
Fitchburg, WI 53711

Due to new COVID-19, visitors can greet the family from their cars. Burial will be private.

Gunderson Fitchburg Funeral & Cremation Care
2950 Chapel Valley Rd. Fitchburg 53711 WI
United States

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Green Haven Family Advocates

1811 11th St.
Monroe, WI 53566

Shelter from the Storm - Animal Rescue

Green County Abuse Prevention Team

1811 11th St.
Monroe, WI 53566
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