ST. CHARLES – Fredric C. Owens, 68, of St. Charles passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva surrounded by family. |
He was born April 17, 1944, in Cortland, N.Y., the son of Harry and Beverly (Lucas) Owens.
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.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Ruth (Eggerding); children, Wendy (Dirk) DeYoung of Plainfield and Fredric (Laura) 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.
A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road in Batavia, with Pastor Ron Weidler officiating.
Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 East State St. (Route 38) in Geneva, and at the church on Monday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road, Batavia IL 60510, would be greatly appreciated.
For information, call 630-232-8233 or visit www.malonefh.com.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Feb. 16, 2013