Owen W. Elder, age 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 13, 2009. He was born in Memphis, TN, February 16, 2009.
Owen served in the U.S. Army during WWII stationed in the South Pacific. Owen was united in marriage to Aline Sanders Owen. He retired from Chrysler Corp. in 1988 and had previously worked at Standard Foundry for 14 years. Owen was a member of UAW Local 72 and a member of New Omega Baptist Church. He enjoyed sports, fishing, wrestling, drag racing and dogs. Above all, Owen was a loving husband and friend and will be sadly missed.
Surviving are his loving wife of 52 years, Aline; sister-in-law, Lucille Sanders; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 20, 2009, at 11 a.m. at New Omega Baptist Church, 5731 Northwestern Ave., with Reverend Fred Richmond officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet at the church Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service.
Aline wishes to extend a special thank you to nurse Barbara and special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Jennings, Mr. and Mrs. Foster, and Mr. and Mrs. Hardin for the loving and compassionate care given to Owen during this difficult time.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888