Keith B. Owen
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REPUBLIC: Keith B. Owen, 72, of Republic, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013, at his home, the RKO Ranch in Republic.
He was born July 15, 1941, in Bloom Twp. Seneca County, to Wm. (Decker) and Laura B. (Taylor) Owen.
He married Rita M. Kohlenberg, (his loving wife) on June 21, 1986 in Tiffin, and she survives in Republic; other survivors include a daughter from his first marriage, Ann A. (Jim) Kear of Clyde; two grandchildren, Paige and Parker Kear of Clyde; a brother, Edgar (Jane) Owen of Tacoma, Washington; a sister-in-law, Nancy Owen of Honolulu, Hawaii; three special nieces, Dawn Dunaway of North Ridgeville, Joan Rhoad of Put-in-Bay, and Janice Gomez of Hawaii.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Lewis and two sisters, Joyce Foreman, and Brenda Owen.
Keith was a 1959 graduate of Bloomville High school, a proud veteran of the US Army, a graduate and life member of the FBI National Academy, life member of the Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge #128, life member of the Amvets,a member of the Green Springs VFW and American Legion, a member of the Izaak Walton League. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and drinking his Blatz Beer.
Keith was a captain and 27 year veteran of the Tiffin Police Dept. He retired in July 1989 as a police detective.
His memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 2, 2013, at Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S.SR. 19, Bloomville, with Rev. Jan Kucera officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Military Graveside services will be conducted by the United Veteran Council of Tiffin at the funeral home following the memorial service. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, and one hour before the time of the memorial service. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #128 will conduct a service at 7:45pm Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contribution may be made to Community Hospice Care Tiffin.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.lindseyoldsfh.com.
Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home
3085 South State Rte. 19
Bloomville, OH 44818
Published in the News-Messenger on Aug. 1, 2013