Sept. 6, 1939 - March 23, 2013
ELKHART - Dale George Owens, 73, residing in Elkhart, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, in his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
Dale was born Sept. 6, 1939, in Berwyn, Ill., the son of the late Thomas and Mary Theresa Owens. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Janice Shores. On May 5, 1967, in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Walkerton, he was united in marriage to the former Nancy L. Theobald.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Nancy; their sons, Jeffrey (Missy) Owens, Mark (Stephanie) Owens and David Owens, all of Elkhart; and three grandchildren, Benjamin, Alexis and Madison Owens. Also surviving are one brother, Chuck (Bonnie) Owens of Highland Village, Texas; and two sisters, Judith (Jim) Rush and Janet (Tom) Hayes, both of LaPorte.
Dale retired from Penske Truck Leasing in 2002 after 25 years. He later worked part-time for many years tending the grounds at 7-Eleven. Dale was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed yearly trips to the Indianapolis 500 with his sons and wife. Dale was an incredible mechanic and could fix just about anything. His absence will forever leave a void in the lives of his family.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Hahn Funeral Homes, 505 W. Eighth St., Mishawaka. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at St. Bavo's Catholic Church, Mishawaka, with the Rev. Barry England officiating. Cremation will follow services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Foundation, 4220 Edison Lakes Pkwy., Ste 210, Mishawaka, IN 46545-1440.
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