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Philip D. Cowdin

Philip D. Cowdin “Doug” of Seminole, Florida, passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at the age of 89.

Doug was born in Oakwood, MI on December 7, 1932, to father Frank and mother Effa Schoch. Doug was preceded in death by his daughter Mary Jo Cowdin (2004) and his sisters Leota Keenan, Delora Ashurst, Margaret Wray, and Joyce Marlow. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Rev. Charlotte Rhodes from Lake Orion, MI; children Chris (s. Martha) (Chesterfied, MI) and Mark (Colorado Springs, CO); grandchildren Christian Keller (s. Patrick), Ross Romeo (s. Elizabeth), Andie Roesner (s. Andrew), Nathan Cowdin, Michael Cowdin, Elizabeth Cowdin, Bennet Cowdin, and Ryan Cowdin; great-grandchildren Annemarie Keller, Charlotte Keller, Joe Romeo, and Hannah Romeo; siblings Pauline Roellig and Mary Lou Rhodes; and many nieces and nephews.

Doug was a graduate of Lake Orion High School (1951) and GMC Truck trade school (1955). He served 2 years in the US Army and was employed for over 45 years as a tool maker at GMC Truck. Doug lived in Oakland County, MI for most of his life, moved to Port Huron, MI in 1997, and Florida in 2005. He enjoyed 25 years as a middle and high school football referee and baseball/softball umpire. He was a member of the United Methodist Men, DeMolay, Masonic Order, and Square Lake Cemetery Association; and a lifelong, active member of the United Methodist Church.

Doug will be remembered for his love of God, family, friends, coworkers, gardening, and every dog he saw, and his playful spirit and humor.

A memorial service for Doug will be at the Lexington United Methodist Church, Lexington, MI on Saturday, June 11, at 11 am, with lunch to follow. For more information, please call the church at 810-359-8215.

People wishing to honor Doug can make donations to your choice of family/children agencies or to:

Lexington United Methodist Church
5597 South Main Street
Lexington, Michigan 48450
[email protected]

Last Updated on January 25, 2022

The Michigan Conference