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Charles Junior Bowden

September 13, 1926 ~ February 6, 2018 (age 91)

Charles J. Bowden, age 91, of Montague, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in Ludington.  He was born September 13, 1926 in Pentwater to Charles R. Bowden and Lena O. (Freeland) Bowden.

He married Irma "Lee" (Staples) on February 14, 1948.  She preceded him in death on July 27, 2003.  Charles was a World War II Marine Corp veteran.  He loved fishing, hunting and gardening.  He was a cabinet maker in his younger years and was a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.  He worked out of the New Era Post Office for many years before his retirement.  

Charles is survived by his children, Gary Bowden of Hart, Terry (Colleen) Bowden of Indiana, Lori (Steve) Davis of Pentwater, and Lisa (Devary) Alvesteffer of Pentwater; grandchildren, Anthony (Lisa) Davis, Orrin Davis, Charles "Chip" (Stacey) Bowden and Lena (Ken) Jensen; great-grandchildren, James Davis, Lauren Davis, Olivia Bowden and Isabella Bowden; sisters, Arlene (Stan, deceased) Kompik and Mary Lou (Jack, deceased) Mitteer.  

Besides his wife,  Lee, Charles was preceded in death by his parents, his sons, Robert Lee Bowden and Wayne Curtis Bowden, brothers, Austin Bowden, William (Kay, deceased) Bowden, Jack (Arbutis, deceased) Bowden and his sisters, Betty Lorraine Bowden and June (Jay, deceased) Dickman.

Visitation will be held Saturday, February 10th, from 5 pm to 7:30 pm at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby.  There will be no funeral service.  Interment will be in North Weare Cemetery in the spring.  

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