Jack B Kowatch
Jack B Kowatch
Nov. 29, 1921 – Nov. 20, 2011
CULVER — Jack B Kowatch, 89, of North Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Culver, passed away Nov. 20, 2011 at 7:15 a.m. in the Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Fla.
Jack was born Nov. 29, 1921 in Culver. He was one of six children born to John and Vada (Burch) Kowatch. Jack was married to Catherine Thornburg. Together they raised their daughter Sondra. Catherine preceded Jack in death in 1980. Jack later fell in love and married Joyce Mikesell, Sept. 4, 1983 at the Maxinkuckee Country Club in Culver.
Jack owned and operated Kowatch Plumbing and Heating in Culver for many years. He managed the Maxinkuckee Country Club for 34 years, retiring in 2008. He loved playing golf, woodworking, and building cabinets. He and Joyce wintered in Florida for many years before making it their permanent home.
Jack is survived by his wife — Joyce Kowatch of North Fort Myers, Fla.; brothers — Edward (Mary) Kowatch and John Kowatch of Culver and James (Beverly) Kowatch of Chicago, Ill.; son-in-law Leon Bennett of Culver; grandchildren — Cynthia (Bruce) Carter, Todd (Shaunna) Bennett, and Trent (Dana) Bennett; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; stepgrandchildren — Angela Garner, Nancy Greene, and Thomas Guy II; and four stepgreat-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Catherine, daughter Sondra Bennett, and two sisters.
A time of sharing memories with the family will be held at the Culver Bible Church from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011.
Rev. Dan Huhn will officiate funeral services at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow at the Culver Masonic Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in Jack’s memory to the Culver Bible Church or to Hope Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the obituary page at www.odomfuneralhome.com.
The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.