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“I'm so sorry Dave that I missed the news of Kathy. If you still need anything or just someone to chat with l will be there for you anytime.. ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Ken Coburn - Friend

“Dave,words cannot express the sorrow we feel for you and the family. Kathy was a beautiful person full of love and kindness. Know that we are...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Joan & Lawrence Root - Kalamazoo, MI

“Dave so sorry to hear of kathy s passing She was a sweet lady enjoyed working with her ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Sherry Harrison - Allegan, MI

“I am so sorry to hear this, Kathy is a wonderful person and I am so glad I got to know her as a coworker and friend. Prayers to you Dave and the...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Karen Wiggins - Kalamazoo, MI

“Several years back I worked in children's ministry at Northbridge Church, where I was blessed to serve alongside Kathy. During that time I also had...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Mike Grantham - Kalamazoo, MI

“So sorry for your loss.Kathy will be missed. My deepest sympathy for your family. ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Jan Chapman - Plainwell

“I worked with Kathy many times during elections. I am sorry to the family for their loss.May God give you Hus peace and comfort. ✝ ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Janet Snider - Kalamazoo, MI

“I had the honor of knowing Kathy in many different ways, as a neighbor, friend, and volunteer. She had a natural instinct to help others and did it...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Kim Shafer - Kalamazoo, MI

“Sincere condolences from the bottom of our hearts. May the LORD hold you, strengthen you and comfort you through His Word and His Spirit. Keep the...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Gabriela Stef - La Porte, IN

“Kathy will be greatly missed. She is now in the arms of her Savior. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Chuck Black - Paw Paw, MI

“David, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I will always remember her laugh and her smile. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Carol Ruffner - Otsego, MI

“So sorry for your loss. Kathy was a classmate and friend. And she will be missed.Class of 1976Lori Snyder-Steele ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Lori Snyder-Steele - Plainwell, MI

“Our deepest sympathies to you all. I can't imagine losing a child.know we are thinking of you & I have fond memories of Kathy. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Dorothy & George Chutter - OH

“I have been honored to get to know Kathy from working with her at Christian Neighbors. She was so faithful in her work and to those she served. ...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Terri Shaler - Otsego, MI

“My condolences to the Kowell family. Kathy was a beautiful and warm loving lady. She was beautiful on the outside and inside. I will always...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Candy Bushouse - Anthem, AZ

“June and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Sue Morse - Richland, MI - Friend

“Dear Nate & Family, I was deeply sadden to hear of your sweet Mama's passing. I will alway remember her as a smiling dedicated caring co-youth...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Lynette Baker - Kalamazoo, MI

“My heart breaks for you all.Dave I pray that all of you are able to find piece , understanding and some how comfort thorough all of this. Hold tight...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Penny Soper - OTSEGO, MI - Friend

“I will always love you and forever miss you! ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Tammy Austin - Plainwell, MI

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Kathy Alene Kowall, age 62, passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 8, 2021. She was born November 15, 1958 in Battle Creek, Michigan. She was the third (and favorite) child born to Allen and June Nickerson. She graduated in 1976 from Plainwell High School.

In 1995 she married David Kowall, welcoming their daughter Melissa Kowall in 1996 and their son Nathan Kowall in 1998. Kathy was baptized in the Jordan River on a trip to Israel in 2015 and was a member of Northeastern Baptist Church.

Kathy loved to help others, devoting much of her time to charity work including Christian Neighbors and Plainwell Christmas Project. Kathy also loved to be outside with her flowers gardening, spending time with her dogs, traveling and spending quality time with family and friends throughout the USA. This last year she found such joy in her granddaughter Adeline and her son's recent engagement.

To know Kathy was to love her and she will be missed by many. Among those to cherish memories are her husband David Kowall, daughter Melissa Kowall (Dylon Darrow), son Nathan Kowall (Brooke Bilansky), mother June Nickerson, brother Mike Nickerson (Karmen), sister Kim Yager (Gary), and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Allen Nickerson, her mother-in-law, Virginia Kowall and father-in-law, Eugene Kowall.

Cremation has taken place and a public visitation will be held at Northeastern Baptist Church, 6536 East G Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048 at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2021. A private memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. which will be livestreamed at the following link: Memorial contributions for the family may be placed at Christian Neighbors, 282 12th St, Plainwell, MI 49080. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. Personal messages for the family may be placed at