Frank Roderick Owen, age 31, of River Falls, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 17, 2010. He was born the son of Roderick D. & Rosemary M. (Peterson) Owen on June 27, 1979. He shared his birthday with his older brother Bruce.
Frank graduated from River Falls High School in 1998. He went to further schooling, learning the trades of carpentry, computer programming, and cooking. Last week, Frank graduated with a degree in culinary arts from the Art Institute of Minneapolis. He was looking forward to using his new skills as a chef. Presently, he had been working at Menards in Hudson.
Frank was proud of becoming an Eagle Scout and he enjoyed all types of gardening. He was a member of the Men’s Golf League at Kilkarney Golf Course and an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers. Self described as “everybody’s friend”, those who knew Frank remember him as a kind, generous, and caring man. This was evidenced in his love and care of his parents & their home. He will be greatly missed.
Frank will remain in the hearts of his parents, Roderick and Rosemary Owen of rural River Falls; brothers, Gary (Kris) Owen of Hudson and Bruce Owen (Trina) of Manitowac WI; five nieces & nephews: Brian, Stephanie & Karri Owen, and Bruce & Andrew Stadther; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
His funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday, September 20th at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, 715-386-3725. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 3:00. Interment will be in the Mann Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred.