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Obituary: Richard Arthur Owen

June 3, 1951 – July 10, 2020

information provided by Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory

Richard Arthur Owen, age 69, of Naperville, IL, formerly of Lansing, IL, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020, after a long, valiant battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Rick is survived by his loving wife of almost 40 years, Natalie (nee Firlick) Owen; sons Christopher (Theresa) Owen and Bradley (Shanita Cooper) Owen; grandchildren Daniel Owen and Thomas Owen; sister Elizabeth (James) Owen-Kelley; brother Robert (Mary) Owen; in-laws Susan and Arthur Malina and Nancy and Al Trevino; beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Willard and Elizabeth (nee Gerew) Owen.

An Industrial Engineer by trade, Rick worked for Republic Steel and LTV Steel for 29 years. A second 13-year career as a Tax Consultant for H&R Block in Lansing, IL, followed.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Monday, July 20, 2020, from 4:00–8:00pm at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 24021 Royal Worlington Drive, Naperville. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Richard’s name may be made to the American Lung Association or a Charity of your choice.

For more information contact Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory at 630-922-9630 or

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  1. hello owen family …. my love and prayers to you all … i remember rick fondly when he and dad worked together. be well, lean on God and each other. (patti gawlik/hight)

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