Tuesday, March 19, 2013

John R. Owens Sr.

John R. Owens Sr., age 79, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center.  John was born in Greenville, SC, on February 28, 1934, son of the late Willie and Ruth Owens.

John served in the United States Army.  On April 10, 1984, he was united in marriage to Beverly Hyatt.  He was last employed by Humphrey Service and Parts from 1984-1998.  John always  enjoyed working around the house, cleaning cars and yardwork.  He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of twenty-eight years, Beverly; his children, John R. Owens Jr., Seretha Moors, Willie (Sharon) Owens, Lauri Schmidt, Tammy Bass, Todd Schmidt, William Damrow, Bryan Damrow, Richard Dehne, James Dehne; host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, MaryAnn Vogt, Patricia (David) Larrabee; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles; and sister, Seretha.

Funeral services with Full Military Honors will be held Monday, March 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Private interment will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Monday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.  Memorials to the family have been suggested.

A special thank you to the staff at Wheaton Franciscan and Wheaton Franciscan Hospice for their loving and compassionate care. 

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