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[December 17, 2014]
NEW HOLLAND - Robert Owens, 88 , of New
Holland, went to be with his beloved Oka at 8 p.m. on Friday
December 12, 2014 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
From 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln
10 a.m. Wednesday at the New Holland United
Robert Owens, 88 , of New Holland, went to be with
his beloved Oka at 8 p.m. on Friday December 12,
2014 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in
Robert was born on June 29, 1926 in Hoopeston, IL to
James and Margaret L. Osman Owens. He married Oka
Morris on March 23, 1947. She preceded him in death
on August 7, 2004.
Surviving him are two daughters Janet (Mike)
Buttitta of Bloomington, and Karen Sparks of New
Holland, one son Bruce (Fran) Owens of Marion, IN,
two brothers, James Owens of Paxton, and Danny
(Susie) Owens of Danville, one sister, Imogene
(John) Swick of Fithian, 11 grandchildren and 22
Robert and Oka were the owners of the New Holland
Grain Company for 21 years and was a previous mayor
of New Holland. Robert graduated from Armstrong
Township High School and served his country in WWII.
He was a member of the New Holland Methodist Church.
Services for Robert will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday
December 17, 2014 at the New Holland United
Methodist Church with Rev. Becky Barrow officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening
at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Burial will be at Richmond Grove Cemetery in New
Holland. Memorials may be made to the New Holland
United Methodist Church or to the New Holland
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