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Owen Cobbum

March 3, 1936 — October 6, 2022


Owen Kay Cobbum, age 86 of Syracuse, passed away quietly on Thursday, October, 6, 2022 in Fort Wayne at Parkview Regional Medical Center. 

Born in Fort Wayne on March 30, 1936, Owen was the son of the late Lewis H. Cobbum and Ruth (Thomas) Cobbum.  He graduated from Syracuse High School and attended Indiana Tech with coursework focused on Mechanical Engineering. 

Owen was married to Saundra Kay Jester on November 24, 1966. The pair spent nearly 53 years together before "Sandy" passed on November 10, 2019. Their union was blessed with four children - Cathy, Craig, Christy, and Cindy.

Owen had a Studebaker Dealership, built boats, and had a long history in the marine business. He loved the lakes of Kosciusko County and boating - especially with his family. He enjoyed time spent at Oakwood Resort and was a member of Lakeland Kiwanis. He attended Boat-In Worship on Lake Wawasee and was a former member of Calvary Methodist Church, Syracuse. 

In addition to his wife, Sandy Cobbum, Owen was preceded in passing by his parents and a brother, David Cobbum. He is survived by four children of whom he was quite proud: daughters, Cindy (Jason) Parent of Ft. Wayne, Cathy (Dennis) Ticen of Terre Haute, Christy (Pat) Downey of Ft. Myers, FL; son, Craig (Agnes) Cobbum of Annapolis, MD. Thirteen grandchildren also survive with memories to cherish. 

Owen's care is entrusted to Titus Funeral Homes and Cremation Services. Friends may join the family for visitation at Owen Family Funeral Home of Syracuse, 1001 South Huntington Street on Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 4 to 7 p.m. Beginning at 7 o'clock, Pastor Dennis Ticen, Owen's son-in-law, will officiate his Life Celebration. Final interment will be in Syracuse Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, gifts to Lakeland Kiwanis Scholarship Fund are appreciated, PO Box 138 North Webster. Written condolences may be left for the family at

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