Arno J. Owens, age 94, of Woodhull, Illinois died Monday January 12, 2015 at Hillcrest Home in Geneseo. Services are 1:30 PM Friday January 16, 2015 at the Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull. Burial is in the Andover Cemetery, Andover, Illinois. Visitation is from 5-7 PM Thursday at the funeral home where memorials may be left to the Andover/Osco Fire Dept. or the Hillcrest Home. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
He was born November 29, 1920 in Davenport, IA to Albert and Lavina Anderson Owens. He attended the local schools. On March 26, 1947, he was united in marriage to Beatrice B. Terry in Rock Island, IL.
Arno was a lifetime farmer and raising cattle was his passion. He sold seed corn for the Pride Seed Corn Company and after winning a trip to Hawaii, he learned to travel and they enjoyed it immensely. He loved harvest time, enjoyed dancing and especially loved being with his family. He was a member of the Henry County Farm Bureau.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice, 1 daughter Linda (Marvin) Beard of Davenport, Ia, 2 sons, Tom (Gayle) Owens of Cambridge, IL, Steve (Theresa) Owens of Woodhull, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. 2 sisters, Margie Nagel and Betty Johnson both of Mesa, AZ, several nieces and nephews.
Thursday, January 15th, 2015, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home Woodhull
Friday, January 16th, 2015, 1:30pm, Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home Woodhull