Norman E. Owens, 76, of 1248 Harding Way East, Galion, died Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH after a lengthy illness.
Norm was born in Shenandoah, OH on March 2, 1937 to the late Vernon and Viva (Huston) Owens. He married Patricia J. Beachy on January 2, 2000 and she survives him.
Norm was retired from Deer Creek Marina. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Galion, Venus Lodge # 152 F. & A.M. Mansfield and Moose Lodge # 341 Mansfield. He enjoyed many outdoor activities including fishing, hunting and boating. He was a great enthusiast of football and enjoyed attending Ashland University games as well as rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes and Tennessee. Norm loved to stay busy and work out in the yard.
He is survived by six children; Lee (Diane) Owens of Ashland, Becky Owens of North Carolina, Jim (Lynn) Owens of Mansfield, Fred (Amy) Beachy of Galion, Ricky (Lisa) Beachy of Crestline and Tammy (Mike) Smith of Galion, 20 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, his sister Dora Devers of Delaware, his sister-in-law Judy Owens of Galion and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandson Johnny Owens, his six brothers Steve, Forest, Vernon Jr., Robert, Richard, and his infant brother Russell Owens and his sister Mary Shenberger.
Friends may call from 6-9 PM, Monday, October 7, at the Mark A Schneider Funeral Home, Galion. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion, with Pastor Matthew Wheeler officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at masfh.com
Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home
303 Portland Way North Galion, OH 44833
Published in The Galion Inquirer on Oct. 5, 2013