Theodore “Ted” Wayne Owens, 65, of Newton died on Friday, December 20, 2019, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A burial of Ted's ashes will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, August 1, at the Colfax Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the burial at Ted and Cindy's home, 612 E 18th St N. in Newton. Memorials to Ted’s family (checks made payable to Cindy Owens) may be left at the Wallace Famiy Funeral Home and Crematory.
Ted, the son of Ralph and Jennie (Danks) Owens, was the first baby of the year born in Jasper County in 1954 on January 1. He grew up in Jasper County. Ted lived in various places throughout his life; spending 10 years in Dubuque. Ted was a member and employee of the Local 125 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union in Cedar Rapids. He was also a proud 20 year member of AA. Ted was united in marriage with Cindy O’Harra on May 1, 2009 in Cedar Rapids. Most recently they had made their home in Des Moines and Newton. Ted enjoyed listening to rock and roll music… LOUD! He also loved spending time with his family and riding his motorcycle.
Ted is survived by his wife, Cindy Owens of Newton; nephews, Richard Tuescher of Independence, Missouri and David Tuescher of Des Moines; his niece, Paula (Warren) Stogdill of Des Moines; great-nephew, Ronald Tuescher; and great-niece, Jennie (Zachary) Givens. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Sharon Owens; son, Christopher Owens; his sister, Alpha (LeRoy) Tuescher; and brother, Leonard Owens.
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