Mary E. Kowatch
August 5, 1928 - April 26, 2016
Mary E Kowatch, 87, of Culver passed away April 26, 2016. She was the wife of Ed (Red) Kowatch.
They shared 68 years of marriage.
Born in South Bend IN, she was the daughter of Richard and Orpha Burkett. She graduated from
Culver High School.  She was employed at Culver Military Academy as the QM Store (Book Store)
manager where she was known as a second mom to hundreds of cadets and co-eds.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, serving in many leadership roles.  She also
volunteered many hours weekly at the United Methodist Women’s Thrift Shop.  Bridge became her
passion in her retirement.   In her quiet time she was an avid reader.
She is survived by her spouse, Ed. Children: Brenda Madala, Keith Kowatch and Karen Kowatch,
Grandchildren: Khristopher Kowatch, Autum Kowatch, Susan Seiler, Richard Saccoia, Ryan
Saccoia, four great grandchildren, and her sister, Linda Lane.
The memorial service will be held at 10:30am on June 1, 2016 at Wesley United Methodist Church,
511 School St, Culver, IN 46511.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up in her name.
Condolences, stories and pictures may be left on Mary’s online guestbook at