Owen W. Lada
November 13, 1931 – January 22, 2019
Owen Willard Lada 87, of Traverse City Michigan passed away suddenly on Tuesday January 22, 2019. He was born on Friday the 13th November 1931 in Traverse City Michigan to Frank and Clara Bell Lada. He attended Traverse City high school and graduated in 1950. After serving in the Marine Corp. he returned to Traverse City and was United in marriage to Barbara Ann Maslowski on May 2, 1956. The family moved to El Cajon, California in San Diego county where he was a butcher for 60 years. He worked at Cuyamaca Meats and ran the kill floor for close to 30 years. Where he also operated his own custom butcher shop “Owens Meats". He owned and operated meat plants in California and Missouri. Owen was a par golfer and loved deer hunting, a passion that continued into the 2018 deer season. In 2005 Owen returned to Traverse City and built his dream home on his Silver Lake property, not far from the original farm where he was raised. Owen was proceeded in death by his parents Frank and Clara Bell Lada, brothers Baby Joey, Frank “ Buddy", John, sister Wanda, and son Owen Jr Lada. He is survived by his wife Barbara Ann Lada of 62 years, Sisters Helen Manly of Florida, Alma Tice of Fruit Port, Mary Tice of Muskegon, “Brother” Jim Robertson of Traverse City. He had six children, two sons, Greg Lada and wife Diana of Mountain Grove MO., and Owen Jr Lada, four daughters, Yvonne Chamberlain and husband Ed of Wilseyville CA., Nancy Farr and husband Tom of North Charleston SC., Linda Lada of Flynn Springs CA., Terri Pastoor and husband Kevin of Wyoming MI., 13 grandchildren Frank, George, Jessica, Jason, Yvette, Stephanie, Candace, Randy, Andrew, Sarah, Lance, Lanae, and Trevor, 8 great grandchildren. As well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, brother and sister in-laws, and good friend Jay Hanson and many others. Owen will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Special thanks to Francisco’s and Munson Dialysis Clinic. Services for Owen will be held at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City on Sunday, January 27th. Visitation at 1:00pm and service to follow at 2:00pm.
- Visitation Sunday, January 27, 2019
- Funeral Service Sunday, January 27, 2019