of Chelsea, Michigan, age 98, died Sunday, March 1, 2020 at his home. He was born August 6, 1921 in Lansing, MI, the son of Richard F. and Maude E. (Owens) Cavender. Owen served in the US Navy from April of 1942 to October of 1943. He worked for Dana in Chelsea for 37 years.
On October 16, 1948, he married Katherine Walters, and she preceded him in death on April 26, 1983. Survivors include his daughters Barbara Cavender and Alice Cavender, of Chelsea, and Katherine Cavender, of Ann Arbor; a sister, Theresa (Charles) Dinser of Whitmore Lake; a granddaughter, Michelle (Delmore) Brown of Saline; and 2 great-grandchildren, Owen and Kadence Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son and daughter-in-law, Owen “Sparky” and Nina Cavender; and 3 brothers, Richard, Thomas, and Dale Cavender.
A memorial service is being planned, but details are pending at this time. A private graveside service will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Chelsea. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel.
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