Michael Ewan Chowen, 42 died unexpectedly March 16, 2021 at his home inn Durango Colorado. He was born March 4, 1979 in Minnetonka MN , the son of Ewan Chowen and Susan (Pinney) Usaitis.
Michael worked in Durango at Mesa color, currently Evolution Powder Coating as a painter. He took pride in his work and thought of his coworkers as family. You can see his work all over town from benches to bike racks.
Michael was a family man, always putting his family first. He was loyal to those he loved. He was a loving father, anyone who knew him knew his heart was huge. He made many sacrifices for his children and loved ones. He loved watching his son play football, throwing a fishing line in at the lake with his dog Apollo and having dinner at his parent's house. He could always find some laughs with his siblings and enjoyed hanging out with his friends. He never hesitated to lend a hand if needed, he was reliable, caring, and funny. This world will forever feel the loss of Michael.
Michael will be lovingly remembered by his parents Ewan and Elsie Chowen, Steve and Susan Usaitis, His siblings Katie Chowen, Daniel and Heidi Chowen, his children Rayah and Michael Chowen, and their mother Jessica Clark. He will be fondly remembered by his nephew Nicholas Olsen and his nieces Adwyn and Jolie Chowen. He will be greatly missed by his aunts, uncles, and many cousins in Minnesota.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date, the family will determine when.
The family suggests that gifts or memorials go to his children
Rayah and Michael Chowen
782 Colonial Dr
Durango , Co 81303
Published in The Durango Herald on Mar. 22, 2021.