Cheryl Cowgill, 1953-2018

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Cheryl Cowgill, 65, of LaPorte, Indiana, who passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 10:34 p.m. with her children by her side.

Cheryl was born February 24, 1953, in Michigan City, Indiana, to Howard and Betty (Hattabaugh) Cowgill.

Cheryl worked for House of Fara and was a CNA for many years. In 1998 Cheryl’s dream of going to Israel came true.  She did a 10-day holy tour and walked the footsteps of Jesus. Cheryl will be remembered for her quiet demeanor, dry sense of humor, and her ability to never overstay her welcome at a family event, something her family loved to tease her about. Cheryl courageously donated her body to Indiana University. She said if she can help one person, it would give her death meaning. She also felt this was her way to finally attend college, to be a teacher and help people. 

Cheryl was preceded in death by her father; a sister, Julie Crick; and a niece, Carissa Crick. 

Cheryl is survived by her mother, Betty Cowgill; her son, Jeffery (Tracey) Cummins; her daughter, Candace Lindsley; four grandchildren, Colby and Brayden Cummins, Zachary (Destiny) Jared and Sydney Jared; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Michael (Donna) Cowgill, Howard Cowgill and Kevin (Ivy) Cowgill; sister-in-law, Mary Keenan; brother-in-law, Rick Crick; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, September 9, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, followed by a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Zigler officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Anatomical Education Program, 635 Barnhill Drive, Room MS 5035, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

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7 Responses to “Cheryl Cowgill, 1953-2018”

  1. Grace goers

    Sep 07. 2018

    Betty I am so sorry. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  2. Sherry

    Sep 07. 2018

    I met Cheryl through a friend Marylin. May she rest in peaceful paradise. To the family my deepest sympathies.

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  3. Judy Richmond

    Sep 10. 2018

    Dear Betty. I’m so sorry to hear about your girl. Wish I had seen this earlier. Hope you are doing ok. Love, Judy (Rosentreter) Richmond

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  4. Anita

    Sep 11. 2018

    I met Cheryl when I moved to LaPorte in high school and she was a lot of fun with a cute sense of humor. I’m so sorry she’s gone, She was a good person & I’m lucky to have known her. So sorry for your loss.

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  5. Vicki (Kimmel) Roberts

    Sep 13. 2018

    Mike, I am so very sorry for your loss! Prayers sent for you & your family!

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  6. Roger Lilly

    Sep 15. 2018

    I was sorry to hear about cherrl…my prayers to all the family

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  7. Wanda Shapiro Martin

    Nov 06. 2018

    I went to school with Cheryl and we hung out together for a while,she was a lot of fun. We had good times together. We lost touch with each other. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

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