Deacon Donald J. Cowles

Deacon Donald J. Cowles

January 26, 1930 – February 19, 2023

Survived by wife of nearly 70 years, Ruth; daughters and sons, Elise (Wayne) Wagoner, Teresa (Scott) Hodgen, Phillip (Kim), Mary (Larry) Mitilier, all of Omaha, Christopher of VA, Anne (Bill) Snyder of WI and John (Pam) of MN; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends: Sunday, Sunday, February 26th, from 4-6PM at West Center Chapel with Vigil Service at 6PM.

Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, February 27th, 10:30AM at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15353 Pacific Street.

Interment: Calvary with full military honors.

Memorials may be directed to the family.


  • Bill & Dorothy Williamson Posted February 22, 2023 4:23 pm

    Ruth & Anne you & your family are in our thoughts and prayers. It was so sweet to get to know Don enjoyed when they came to visit. Praying for all 🙏🙏❤️❤️

  • Virginia Barnes Posted February 24, 2023 1:34 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. You and Don were wonderful deacon mentors to Bill and me and set such a beautiful example of ministry. Ruth, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.I will be joining you for the funeral on line as I am in Florida visiting our son. I send you my love.

  • Mary Vogt Posted February 27, 2023 7:39 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. The Cowles were neighbors to us for many years. We have so many memories on 33rd Street. May your memories of your Dad and family comfort all of you during this difficult time. Prayers sent to all of his family. Sending our deepest condolences from the Mathews family.

  • Nick and Denise Thelen Posted February 27, 2023 8:05 pm

    Deacon Don was truly a treasure in the many years that he served at St. Wenceslaus. He loved the Lord and helped us all on our faith journey. We so regret that we weren’t able to attend the services. This holy man of God will be truly missed. Prayers go out to you, Ruth and family for our Lord’s abiding comfort. May His blessings be upon you always.

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