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Friday January 22nd, 2016
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Mike Owen

Mike Owen, 72 years young, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on January 18th, 2016 at his residence.

He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 20th, 1943 to Harold and Jessie (Wilson) Owen.

Mike married his first wife Carol Stackhouse on April 5th, 1964 and she preceded him in death on April 17th, 2010. He married Becky Easterday on December 12th, 2012 and she survives.

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Mike graduated from the Springs Valley High School with the Class of 1961. He retired from Paoli Furniture where he was an over-the-road truck driver for 30 + years. He was a Past Master of the French Lick Masonic Lodge F&AM #586, a member of the French Lick American Legion Post #76 and a devoted member of the Republican Party. He also loved farming, gardening and watching his plants grow.

Mike served his country in the United States Air Force from 1961 until 1965. He also served in the National Guard.

He is survived by:

Wife Becky (Easterday) Owen French Lick, Indiana

(1) Son Ryan Owen (Kellie) Jasper, Indiana

(4) Daughters Michelle Owen Indianapolis, Indiana
Steph Owen Sydney, Australia
Tiffany and Jason Stout Atlanta, Georgia
Stacie and Jason Wolfington Elizabethtown, Kentucky

(2) Step-Daughters Felicia Kermode (Greg) Princeton, Indiana
Monica Bender (Gabriel) Seattle, Washington

(2) Sisters Janet Stevens (John) French Lick, Indiana
Pamela McBride Indianapolis, Indiana

(9) Grandchildren (7) Step-Grandchildren

Funeral ceremony will be conducted by Jimmy Johnson on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel. Interment will follow in the Moore’s Ridge Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana.

Friends may call Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Moore’s Ridge Church Fund, 5906 West County Road 375 South, French Lick, Indiana 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Homes 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432.
Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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Mike you were such a wonderful neighbor to us ,it wasn't so long ago we were talking outside and now you are gone . We will surely miss you .We pray for strength for your family at this difficult time .Sleep on my friend till we meet again .. You will forever be in our hearts. Alex&Marcia

Marcia and Alex Jan 23 2016 12:00 AM

We will miss visits with Mike whenever we  visit West Baden/French Lick from Colorado.  Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of his family.

Dick & Dorothy(Hendrix) Karns
Longmont, CO

Richard & Dorothy(Hendrix) Karns Jan 22 2016 12:00 AM

To the beloved family of Mike Owen.

Mike and I both grew up out in the country, about where Patoka Lake is now at,
in Jackson Township, Orange County.

Both myself and Mike were survivors of Rheumatic fever as boys.  I had it
and recovered from it, and my mother father and I went to see Mike at his parents
farm house, Harold and Jessie Owen's place.  He was just getting over the worst of it,
but he, like I finally recovered from it also.

Mike and I visited for an hour or so, about 4 years ago, at French Lick.

I knew Mike to be a Freemason and a real fine fellow.

I want to offer my sincere condolences to the family of Mike for their loss at this time
of sorrow.

I believe Mike's spiritual life shall dwell in the House of the Lord now.


Dennis R. Drake and Family
SVHS Class of 1959
Santa Claus, Indiana

Dennis R. Drake Jan 21 2016 12:00 AM

To Mike's Family..so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing.  He was a friend to everyone he knew.  I never saw him unless he had a big smile on his face and kind words to say.  I first met Mike while working at Paoli, Inc.  Mike was always willing to help in anyway possible.  He will be greatly missed.

Phyllis Freeman Jan 21 2016 12:00 AM

I was so saddened to see this in the paper last night. I loved working with Mike when he was driving for Paoli, LLC. I was his dispatcher for a while and was there when he retired. He was such a funny, smart and loving man. He often talked to me about his kids when he would come in or call about a load. I often thought of Mike and have seen him out a couple of times since his retirement. Getting to know Mike was a blessing.

Rachel Goldsberry

Rachel Goldsberry Jan 21 2016 12:00 AM

Tiffany -- Kateleigh and I are so sorry for your loss. Please give Owen our love and  know that we will lift you and yours in prayer today and the days ahead. We love you guys :) xoxo

Roxanne Ponds Jan 20 2016 12:00 AM

We will miss Mike. He was a good friend and an interesting man. We enjoyed every visit with him. Our sympathy to Becky and all of his family.

We have not seen his son, Ryan, for years, but we remember him from little league baseball days. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Ryan. Hugs for you.

Love, Eric and Dee Ann Harmon

Eric and Dee Ann Harmon Jan 20 2016 12:00 AM

To: Cousin Michael's family
From: Shirley Pickell & Todd Smekens

Our deepest sympathies for your loss of cousin Michael. Due to a recent surgery, we are unable to attend, but will be there in spirit.

God bless!

Todd Smekens Jan 20 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to you all for your great loss. gone too soon ...he will be missed by so many

Linda Buchanan Jan 20 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Owen family,
I am so sorry for your loss. From the first time I met him to the last time I saw him, Mike always treated me like a son. I see, hear, and enjoy him in so many memories I treasure. I am grateful to have known him and am thankful I will never forget him. I will remember his laughter and will forever benefit from things he taught me. Thank you for sharing a small part of him with me.

Michael Woolsey Jan 20 2016 12:00 AM