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Louis F. ‘Lou’ Owens — Red Wing

RED WING — The funeral for Louis F. "Lou" Owens will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the First Lutheran Church in Red Wing, with the Rev. Carroll Marohl officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing.

Mr. Owens, 66, of Red Wing, died Sunday (March 16, 2008) at his home.

Louis Franklin Owens was born June 8, 1941, in Wilburton, Okla. His family moved to Las Cruces, N.M., where he graduated from high school in 1959. He then joined the Navy and was stationed on the USS Piedmont. On Sept. 14, 1963, he married Farryl Shellum in Alameda, Calif. They lived in California until his honorable discharge in 1967. They then moved to Red Wing, where he worked as an electrician until retiring in 2003. He was a member of Leo C. Peterson American Legion Post 54, and the IBEW.

Survivors include three children, Kimberly (Mark) Ramsbacher of Hastings, Minn., Jay (Stacy) Owens of Red Wing and Farra Owens of Rochester; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Connie Owens and Sheila Owens, both of Dallas, Texas; and two brothers, Alva Gene of Las Cruces and Roy of Dallas. He was preceded in death by his wife on Nov. 20, 2006, a son, an infant son and a brother.

Visitation will be two hours before the service at the church.

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Mahn Family Funeral Homes, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel of Red Wing is in charge of arrangements.

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