Dean Alan Cowles

November 21, 1951 ~ July 16, 2021 (age 69)


Dean Alan Cowles, 69, Denver, passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021, at his residence.  

Born November 21, 1951, in Elkhart County, Indiana, he was the son of Albert Carlos and Thelda Lorraine (Parr) Cowles.  On May 5, 1985, in Elkhart, Indiana, he married Leslie Jo Wiggins, and she survives.  

He graduated from Concord High School and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was an independent insurance agent owning and operating his own business, Cowles and Associates.  

Survivors include his wife Leslie Cowles, Denver; son, Jesse Roy Cowles, Denver; five siblings, Lorraine Fragale, Elkhart; Philip Cowles, Goshen; Jerry (Peggy) Cowles, Nappanee; Joy (Jonas) Kramer, Granger; and Bryon (Carmen) Cowles, Goshen; also surviving are a special cousin, Annette Cowles and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Michael Cowles.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 23, 2021, at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.  Military honors will be presented by the local honor guard and the United States Marines.

Visitation will be from 4-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana.  

McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences can be sent online at 

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July 22, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McClain Funeral Home
3500 W State Rd. 16, Post Office Box 248
Denver, IN 46926

Graveside Service
July 23, 2021

10:00 AM
Violett Cemetery, Goshen

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