Jennifer Lynn CowmanJennifer Lynn Cowman, age 28, of Yankton, SD, passed away unexpectedly at her home Wednesday, July 27, 2011.
Christian Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 1, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Yankton, with Rev. Dave Wildermuth officiating. Burial will be in the Yankton Cemetery, Yankton, SD.
Visitations will begin at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, at the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory, Yankton, with a Scripture service at 7:00 p.m. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.
Pallbearers will be Jordan Johnson, James Johnson, Robert Gramkow, Andrew Peterson, Jim Williams, Ben Williams, and Jon Williams.
Jennifer’s birth brightened the world at LaCrosse, Wisconsin on January 26, 1983. She was received into God’s family by Holy Baptism in February, 1983 at Redeemer Lutheran Church of Winona, Minnesota and was Confirmed in 1997 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Hemlock, Michigan. After her family relocated to Avon, South Dakota, Jennifer graduated from Avon High School in 2001. She was married to Troy Cowman in 2006 and to their union was born a lovely little girl, Haley. Jennifer and Troy later divorced.
During her years in Yankton, Jennifer was employed by several different businesses and was, at the time of her death, hoping to begin a new business venture. She enjoyed participating in sports, especially outdoors. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Yankton, played on the church softball team, and helped with children’s ministry.
Jennifer is survived by her daughter, Haley of Yankton, SD; her parents, Toni and Ken Johnson of Avon, SD and Jamie and Connie Skroch of Winona, MN; her grandmother, Shirley Skroch of Cochrane, WI; her brothers, John of Sioux Falls, SD; James and wife Tracy of Gaylord, MI and Jordan Johnson of Avon, SD; a large extended family, and many good friends, including Andrew Peterson of Yankton, SD and the Jim and Lori Williams family of Mission Hill, SD. Memorial are directed to the Haley Cowman Memorial Fund; c/o First Dakota National Bank; 225 Cedar Street; Yankton, SD 57078.