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Dale G. Owens

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Sept. 6, 1939 - March 23, 2013

ELKHART — Dale G. 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 late George D. and Mary T. Owens. On May 5, 1967, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in 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 of Walkerton and Janet (Tom) Hayes of Hamlet.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Janice Shores; and a brother, Thomas Owens.

Dale retired from Penske Truck Leasing in 2002 after 25 years. He later worked part-time for many years tending the grounds at 7-11. Dale was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed yearly trips to the Indy 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 for Dale will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Hahn Funeral Home, 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.