Robert J. "Bob" Cowger, 70

Robert  J. "Bob" Cowger, 70, of LaFontaine, died at 3:56 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine. 

He was born Aug. 25, 1944, in Monticello, to Joseph and Josephine (Brown) Cowger.

Bob served in the Indiana National Guard.  He married Edith R. (Middleton) Ray in Mobile, Ala., on Nov. 24, 1998.  He worked at Indiana Chair in Elkhart.  He enjoyed watching television and spending time with his family.  He lived in Monticello until 2000 when he moved to Wabash County.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Cowger of LaFontaine, four children and three step-children; several grandchildren and great- grandchildren; brother, William (Lana) Cowger, and two sisters, Jane (David) Puluskniak, and Judy (Bill) Luse, all of Monticello. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son and a brother.

Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash.  Inurnment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. 

The memorial guest book for Bob may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Feb 26