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Alton F. Owens
Alton F. Owens

Alton F. Owens age 91, passed away on Friday December 10, 2021, at the Lena Living Center. He was born on June 22, 1930, in Cazenovia, NY to Clinton and Amelia (Sandberg) Owens. He married Dorothy A. Scott on October 15, 1955, in Big Rock, IL. He was a member of the Lena United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening and sharing all the vegetables with his neighbors. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was always doing things for others. He worked in Rockford for several years, as well as the town of Winslow where he was referred to as “The Town Marshall”. He also spent his time as a courier for the local area banks.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy; 3 daughters- Patti (Jim) Gantt of Winter Springs, FL, Diane (Brad) Kempel of Lena, IL, and Susan (Steve) Bootz of Montgomery, IL; 7 grandchildren- Jason (Jennifer) Kempel of Winslow, Bethany (Teag) Haughan of Tempe AZ, Megan (Stuart) Slyter of Winter Springs FL, Jared Gantt of Jacksonville, FL,  Alyssa Gantt (Justin) of Gilbert AZ, Steven Bootz Jr. of Montgomery, IL, Kaylee Bootz of Montgomery IL; 5 great grandchildren- Owen Kempel, Emma Kempel, Luke Kempel, Liam Haughan, Ava Haughan; 2 sisters- Muriel Everets and May Stout.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother Robert Owens and 1 sister Carol Marsh.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on July 9, 2022, at the Lena United Methodist Church.

A memorial has been established for the Big Brother Big Sisters of Monroe WI, and the Lena Winslow Schools as education was very important to him.

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