Born in Lincoln to Burdette Gilbert Gunn and Delcie M Owen, Owen had a difficult childhood. When his father died in a tragic accident, Owen was placed in various orphanages including the Beatrice State Homes. Though born with mental and physical difficulties, Owen still found life beautiful and exciting. There wasn’t a person Owen didn’t consider his friend. And Owen Gunn knew how to pray!
Owen married Allegra Pankratz on July 15, 1972, in Lincoln. Together, they worked at various jobs until they moved to Henderson to be closer to family. In 2002, because of declining health, Owen and his wife moved into the Henderson Care Center where they resided until Owen’s death.
Left to mourn Owen’s passing is his wife, Allegra of Henderson; one sister-in-law, Cleola Franz along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceding Owen in death were his mother; father and two siblings.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Bethesda Mennonite Cemetery north of Henderson with the Reverends Jim Voth, and Mike Fink officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday March 2, 2017, at the mortuary in Henderson. Memorials may be directed to Henderson Health Care.