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Fredric Owens dies at age 68

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Fredric C. Owens, age 68, of St. Charles, Ill., passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2013 at Delnor Hospital, Geneva, Ill., surrounded by family.

He was born April 17, 1944 in Cortland, New York, the son of Harry and Beverly (Lucas) Owens.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Ruth (Eggerding); children Wendy (Dirk) DeYoung of Plainfield, Ill., and Fredric (Laura) Owens of Chesterton, Ind.; grandchildren Derek and Mark DeYoung and Fredric III and Max Owens; and many other dear relatives and friends.

Fredric was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Tom.

Fredric served his country with the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War, during which he served on the USS Rehoboth. Fredric was very active with the VFW and was a past Post Commander of the Batavia VFW. He also enjoyed bowling and fishing in his free time. Fredric worked as a specialist mold maker for local manufacturers. Throughout his life, Fredric found joy in spending time with his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

A funeral service will be held Monday, 10 a.m., February 18, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road, Batavia, Ill., with Pastor Ron Weidler officiating.

Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

Visitation will be held Sunday, February 17, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home, 324 East State St., (Rt. 38) Geneva, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road, Batavia, IL, 60510, would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 2/15/2013