William Richard Owen


William (Bill) Richard Owen, 66, resident of Brainerd, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at home, surrounded by his family. Bill was born on September 12, 1952 in Northfield, Minnesota to Donald and Norma (Arneson) Owen. He married Patricia Anderson in 1972 and provided a loving and supportive home for her and their three children. Bill had a passion for dirt-track racing, sports and especially for his beloved family. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and attending their events and activities. He will always be remembered for his smile, infectious laugh, and kind heart. Bill will be deeply missed by his wife, Patricia; daughters, Angela (Joshua) Anderson, Amy (Eric) Gunderson; son, Derek (Jolene) Owen; grandchildren, Ella, Eli, Will, Easton, Eva and Ruthie; brothers, Robert (Karen) Owen; John Owen, and Timothy Owen; sister-in-law, Laurie Silvernail. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, James Owen and Thomas Owen. Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Hans Anderson officiating. Burial will be at Vaale Cemetery in Brainerd. Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. on Thursday at the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd and the hour before services at the church on Friday. Arrangements with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home.