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Deceased Name: Dr. Gary A. Cowan

Dr. Gary A. Cowan, 59, Duluth, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1996, in St. Luke's Hospital.


He was born in Duluth. He married Ursela Oettinger in 1962. He was a Navy medical officer during the Vietnam War aboard the Turner Joy out of Long Beach, Calif. He lived in Minneapolis for a short time and served his residency at Fort Snelling Veterans Administration Hospital and the University of Minnesota Medical Hospital. In 1968, he moved to Duluth to join his father's psychiatry practice in the Medical Arts Building, where he practiced for more than 28 years. He was a member of the Lions Club, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association.


His mother, Esther Cowan, died on Feb. 5, 1981. He is survived by his wife, Ursela; two daughters, Carla Cowan of Minneapolis and Ellie Cowan of Sacramento, Calif.; his father, Dr. George M. Cowan of Minneapolis; and a brother, Mark Cowan of McLean, Va.


Services: 1 p.m. Friday in Temple Israel in Duluth. Burial will be in Temple Emanuel Cemetery, Duluth. Arrangements are by Johnson Mortuary. The family prefers memorials to the Blind and Visually Handicapped Organization in Faribault, Minn.


Duluth News-Tribune (MN)

Date: September 5, 1996










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