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Roger Bruce Owens

September 21, 1937 — July 22, 2016

Roger B. Owens, 78, of Lexington, Nebraska died Friday, July 22, 2016, at his home. Roger was born September 21, 1937, in Loup City, Nebraska, to Harold and Ruth (Williams) Owens. He attended grade school in Arcadia until moving to Ord where he graduated from High School. He then went onto further his education at Kearney State University. He was united in marriage to Julie Kowalski on November 20, 1959. They were blessed with three children; Chandra, RoxAnne & Tobin. Roger and Julie lived in Ord where Roger was the Produce Manager of Safeway. As Manager, they moved from Ord to Hastings and then to Lexington in 1963. He started the R.B. Owens Insurance Agency in 1968 and became a successful salesman with Continental General Insurance Company. He made and kept many dear friends through the years of selling insurance. He loved football, baseball and golf. Roger was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan and enjoyed attending the College Baseball World Series. Baseball was very important to Roger and, with a group of men in Lexington, he volunteered and helped to rejuvenate the Lexington Youth Baseball Programs. Roger enjoyed spending time with his coffee groups as well as his Friday night club. He liked working in his garden, trees and making sure he kept a beautiful yard. But most importantly, Roger loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Roger leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 57 years, Julie of Lexington, Nebraska; children, Chandra and her husband Gregg Baumann of Omaha, Nebraska; RoxAnne and her husband Kory Koenig of Papillion, Nebraska; and Tobin and his wife Amy Owens of Lexington, Nebraska; six grandchildren; Bruce Baumann, Emma Baumann, Matthew Koenig, Catherine Koenig, Abigail Owens and Griffin Owens; brother, Harlon Owens of Billings, Montana; sisters, Ruth Suminski and Alma Hruza of Ord, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Brice, sister, Delores, two sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, a niece and two nephews. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with Reverend Jose Chavez, officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, July 25, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington. The casket will be closed. Interment will be on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in the Arcadia Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department or Lexington Community Foundation designated to the Lexington Baseball Association. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:reynoldslovefuneralhome.com
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