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“I just started reading an old Automobile issue I had saved from 2013. This evening I got to the end and learned of Caden and his life, his interest...Read More »
1 of 67 | Posted by: Steven B Bishop - BLOOMINGTON, IN

“Lance and Shannon, We just heard about your son Caden and his courageous life. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you and soothe...Read More »
2 of 67 | Posted by: Shad and Danyelle (Head) Little - TX

“Hi I'm shane I'm 11 and live in Dallas TX I love cars just like Caden so I decided too was going to wright a letter to Caden but when I google...Read More »
3 of 67 | Posted by: Shane Gurnell - Dallas,Texas, TX

“Just read about Camden while getting new tires. I googled his name and was very sad. ”
4 of 67 | Posted by: Todd boyd - waco, TX - admirer

“I am so sorry to hear about Caden. My prayers are with you and your family. Kathryn Schwyn, . Alaska ”
5 of 67 | Posted by: A friend

“I was getting my tires rotated and looked through an automoble magazine. Read a little, and said a prayer for Caden and his family. When i got back...Read More »
6 of 67 | Posted by: Keith - Chelsea, AL

“I'm sorry to hear about Caden. I just read his story recently in Automobile magazine. From one car guy to another, rest in peace. ”
7 of 67 | Posted by: Tyler - Lewistown, PA - Stranger

“I am late in responding, but like many others, I read of the passing of young Caden from my friends at Automobile magazine. My own automotive journey...Read More »
8 of 67 | Posted by: Craig Seman - Charlotte, NC

9 of 67 | Posted by: Lance Bowles

10 of 67 | Posted by: Lance Bowles

11 of 67 | Posted by: Lance Bowles

12 of 67 | Posted by: Lance Bowles

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14 of 67 | Posted by: Lance Bowles

“I just read the article in Automobile Magazine...what a great kid! I cannot imagine your sorrow, but know that there are many folks praying for you...Read More »
15 of 67 | Posted by: Dan Walden - Atlanta, GA

“I, also like the two people who left memorials before me , just finished reading the article about your very special son, Caden in Automobile...Read More »
16 of 67 | Posted by: Mike Davin - Philadelphia, PA

“I, like Mr. Ostrem who left a memorial before me, just read the very touching article about your son, Caden, in Automobile Magazine. He must have...Read More »
17 of 67 | Posted by: Marla Yoho

“As a parent of a child who has gone through so much, but still swims in very deep water, I stand with you. God bless you and keep you sane during the...Read More »
18 of 67 | Posted by: George Figueroa - Carbondale, PA

“I just read an article about your sons love of cars and was deeply moved. My family and I are saddened for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
19 of 67 | Posted by: John Valerio - North Andover, MA

“God bless you, Caden. And may the memories of your precious life on earth inspire others for many years to come. ”
20 of 67 | Posted by: Fred P - Orlando, FL

“Lance and Shannon we are so very sorry for your loss. Brian and I are just heart broken. Lots of love, hugs and prayers for your family. May the...Read More »
21 of 67 | Posted by: Brian Moon - Hillsdale, MI

“I had just read about your remarkable son in Automobile Magazine. I was so impressed with him, for so many reasons. I googled him to see how he was...Read More »
22 of 67 | Posted by: Ted Ostrem

“I am so sorry to hear about your losing your little boy! I was attending Hillsdale UB Church at the time he was born and we were all praying for you ...Read More »
23 of 67 | Posted by: Betty Keeling - Rockford, MI

“Shannon, Lance and Family, As I looked through your beautiful photos that were posted, I saw that Caden had Shannon's smile, and also looked like...Read More »
24 of 67 | Posted by: Jan Woodard - Glendale, AZ

“I feel so blessed to have known Caden. He was always a ray of sunshine - even when he didn't feel so good. My heart breaks for our loss here on earth...Read More »
25 of 67 | Posted by: Milyssa B - nurse

“Shannon & Lance & family- May you find strength in all of the wonderful blessings you have found from sharing wonderful moments with your son. God...Read More »
26 of 67 | Posted by: Jeff & Jennifer (Tesch) Potter - MI

“Shannon and Lance, I just want to say so sorry for this loss, I have a 11yo as well, so it makes it even more real , I can't even imagine ur pain,...Read More »
27 of 67 | Posted by: Simonne Kirtz-Smith - Indorse, IN

“We are so sorry and sad for you. Sending our thoughts and prayers. ”
28 of 67 | Posted by: Jason and Jennifer Campbell - GA

“Dear Shannon and Lance, Thinking of you all with so much love. Caden was a gift to you and you a gift to him. God's ways are beyond our...Read More »
29 of 67 | Posted by: Kathryn and Steve Bell - MI

“Caden showed such strength, courage and joy throughout his life. I was so very impressed by the way he handled what life had dealt him. When reading...Read More »
30 of 67 | Posted by: Jayson Turner - Fort Worth, TX

“Lance, Shannon and family Our hearts hurt with you. We have cried and thought about all of you getting through this time. We know all will be...Read More »
31 of 67 | Posted by: Tom and Teri Beard - Auburn, AL

“Lance, Shannon & family: we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are breaking with yours. May God grant his peace to you all. ”
32 of 67 | Posted by: Jim & Laurie Johnson - Fort Wayne, IN

33 of 67 | Posted by: CINDA SCHIPPER - SOUTH WHITLEY, IN

“Shannon & Lance, Words can not express how deeply saddened, I am for your family's loss. You have all been weighing heavily on my heart and mind,...Read More »
34 of 67 | Posted by: Miranda Blanton - Pearl, MS

“My deepest condolences to your entire family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I dreamt about you and your wife last night, Lance, and in my...Read More »
35 of 67 | Posted by: Jenny Foulke Wetzel - Cincinnati, OH

“Shannon and Lance, We are praying for you and your children. Through the grace of God you were given four beautiful children, and Caden was truly...Read More »
36 of 67 | Posted by: Lara Baker - Hillsdale, MI

“Lance & ShannonAlthough we do not know you well, we have been following Caden's journey through updates from ECC. Our family has been praying for...Read More »
37 of 67 | Posted by: Craig & Lindsay Sloan and family - IN

“Shannon and Lance my heart goes out to your family. I heard ofCaden's passing at church. I t was hard not to cry for you all and the pain you are...Read More »
38 of 67 | Posted by: Nikki Snyder - fort wayne, IN

“Lance & Shannon, Our deepest condolences for your loss keeping your family in our hearts n prayers ”
39 of 67 | Posted by: Tammy (Monroe) McCaskill & family - CA

“Our deepest condolences. We are praying for your family ”
40 of 67 | Posted by: Tammy (monroe) McCaskill & family - CA

“Dear Lance, Shannon and family, Words cannot express how sorry we are for such an incredible loss in your family. We pray for you often and ask...Read More »
41 of 67 | Posted by: Don and Stacy Gentry - Charlotte, NC

“Shannon, Lance & family,Our greatest sympathy goes out to your family. Your little boy was a blessing to you and to many of those around you. You...Read More »
42 of 67 | Posted by: Jill Cole (Begala) - White Salmon, WA

“Your sweetness, sharp mind, and unsinkable joy captivated everyone who met you, Caden. God blessed us all when you were born. In your all-too-short...Read More »
43 of 67 | Posted by: Jean Jennings - Ann Arbor, MI

“Lance and Shannon, We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you, and pray that our God of all comfort will be especially close to you...Read More »
44 of 67 | Posted by: Shawn and Cheryl (Bowles) Summers - MO

“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life nor angels nor principalities nor powers nor things present nor things to come nor height nor depth...Read More »
45 of 67 | Posted by: Brooke Dailey - IN - A Mother

“Dear Lance & Shannon Bowles & Family, I am so sorry to hear of Caden's tragic passing. My heart is aching for you during this very difficult time. ...Read More »
46 of 67 | Posted by: Greg Schafbuch - Fort Wayne, IN

“"Free as a bird"....... I believe I read somewhere that he said he wanted to be free as a bird. Free of tubes, free to go Dear...Read More »
47 of 67 | Posted by: Joe and Irene Rogers - NY

“Lance, Shannon and Family, Words cannot express what you are going through. God will comfort you during this time and you will come to cherish the...Read More »
48 of 67 | Posted by: Skip Payne and family - Hillsdale, MI

“Your family is in our prayers and thought. God be with you. ”
49 of 67 | Posted by: Sharon and Raymond Rigelman - MI

“So so sorry for your loss. Cant imagine the pain you must be in. He is in Gods loving arms now and you will be together again someday. We will be...Read More »
50 of 67 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Hendee - MI

“Dear Lance, Shannon, and family, I am very saddened to hear of the passing of your son and brother, Caden. My heart aches for all of you. May God's...Read More »
51 of 67 | Posted by: Brenda Yinger Coe - Hillsdale, MI

“Lance & Shannon, Your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your loss weighs heavily on my heart and I pray that you will find comfort &...Read More »
52 of 67 | Posted by: Karen Pittman - Flowood, MS, MS

“We are so sorry for your loss. He is in your hearts and minds forever and ever. May god bless him and keep him until you can meet again. ”
53 of 67 | Posted by: Michael and Ellie Kaput and Julie Thayer - MI

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are broken. Know that our love and our prayers are with you. ”
54 of 67 | Posted by: Eric and Katleen Beard - FL

“Lance, Shannon and family, I am so sorry for your tremendous loss and the terrible pain you feel at this time. May the love of God be your strength...Read More »
55 of 67 | Posted by: Tom Kilgore - Parma, MI - Friend

“Dear Lance, Shannon, and Family: What a blessing to have shared 11 years of memories with Caden. And he was blessed with wonderful parents and a...Read More »
56 of 67 | Posted by: Tom and Becky Finegan - MI

57 of 67 | Posted by: A friend

“God bless the family and friends of Caden. Enjoy your life in Heaven, Caden. ”
58 of 67 | Posted by: A friend

“Shannon & Lance, my deepest sympathy goes out to you & your family. Your son was absolutely beautiful & looked just like you. Will pray with all my...Read More »
59 of 67 | Posted by: Kathy Cantwell (Kadziolka) - NC

“Dear Shannon and Lance: I am so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. I hope that the memories of your beautiful boy will give you some comfort. ...Read More »
60 of 67 | Posted by: Sue Parks - Ypsilanti, MI

“Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of loss. ”
61 of 67 | Posted by: Hospice Facility Friends- - IN

“With sincere sympathy to your entire family for your tragic and sad loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. ”
62 of 67 | Posted by: Robert and Gay Blair - Iowa City, IA

“Dear Shannon, Lance and family. I am sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love Chandra, Jim, Jordan, Amelia, Gage, and...Read More »
63 of 67 | Posted by: Chandra Allen - Cloquet, MN

“Shannon and Lance, we grieve with you and pray for you and your family. May the peace of the Lord be with you. Lots of love, Blythe and Marc ”
64 of 67 | Posted by: Blythe Musteric - Sunnyvale, CA

“We offer our sincere condolence and deepest sympathy on the loss of your son, Caden. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and...Read More »
65 of 67 | Posted by: Pat and Hal March - Hillsdale, MI

“Shannon, Lance and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in are hearts and prayers. Love, David, Kelly, Andrew, and Alexis Whitinger ”
66 of 67 | Posted by: Kelly Whitinger - New Castle, IN

“We loved Caden so much, and will miss him every day. Nancy and I will never forget when we were visiting Caden in the hospital we brought him a...Read More »
67 of 67 | Posted by: Josh & Nancy Dye - Plainfield, IN

Caden C. Bowles, 11, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Motts Children Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Born May 30, 2002 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Lance and Shannon Bowles, they survive. Caden enjoyed the simple things in life. His hobbies included; reading, cars, gaining knowledge where ever he could. He enjoyed his time swinging on his swing, watching the Three Stooges, but most of all spending time with his loving family. He touched so many people in his incredible 11 year life, and he will be deeply missed. Additional survivors are his siblings, Ava, Brigham, and Drake Bowles all of Fort Wayne, grandparents, Jack (Diane) Bowles, David (Terry) Dye, great grandmother, Marie Huck, and great grandmother, Aletiza Bowles all of Hillsdale, Michigan. Service is 11:00 am, Monday, September 16, 2013 at Emmanuel Community Church, 12222 US Highway 24 W. with calling one hour prior, Pastor Dennis Miller officiating. Calling at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road Sunday, September 15, 2013 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Burial in West Woodbridge Cemetery, Hillsdale County, Michigan. Memorials may be made to U of M Pediatric Cardiology, 1540 E. Hospital Drive, Rm 11-715Z Ann Arbor, MI 48109, checks payable to UM Pediatric Cardiology To sign the online guest book, go to