Obituaries

Thomas L. Owens

June 17, 1968 - August 14, 2020

Thomas  L.  Owens

Obituary

Thomas L. Owens, 52, of Poplar Grove, IL passed away peacefully Friday, August 14, 2020. Tom was born on June 17, 1968, in Belvidere, IL the son of Tom E. and Sara L. Owens. Tom married the love of his life Jennifer Santella, on November 2, 2002, in Chicago, IL. Tom enjoyed and was passionate about r.c. racing, off road racing, as well as taking trips to Amish Country with his family. Most importantly, Tom loved spending time with his friends and family and cherished every moment with his two sons, Zane and Zander. He will be missed by all.

Thomas is loved and missed by his wife, Jennifer; sons, Zane, Zander; sister, Vanessa (Dennis) Owens-Nelson; sister-in-law Gina (Rob) Moreno; nephews, Jeff Nelson, Josh (Debbie) Nelson, Ben Moreno, Caelan Moreno; great-niece, Rose Nelson; great-nephews, Owen, Oliver Nelson as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and beloved dog Mazee. He is preceded in death by his parents and mother-in-law Georgette Santella.

Special thank you to North Boone District #3 Firefighters for all their loving support over the years.

Walk through visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 21, 2020 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave. Cremation rites have been accorded.  Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. In accordance with state guidelines, only 50 people will be allowed in the building during the visitation. Due to state guidelines, masks and social distancing are encouraged. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family to establish a college fund for Tom’s sons, Zane and Zander.  To write a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Friday, August 21, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

Walk through visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 21, 2020 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave. Cremation rites have been accorded.  Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. In accordance with state guidelines, only 50 people will be allowed in the building during the visitation. Due to state guidelines, masks and social distancing are encouraged.

Burial in Belvidere Cemetery

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I went to high school with Tommy. I remember him as a kind, gentle giant. He was a funny guy who always made people smile. I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. I pray for peace and comfort only God can give.

Lisa Marie Nava-Stephens 2020-08-19T13:49:26

Tom was such a gentle, kind, happy, long time friend to our family. My son Steve and Tom were best buddy’s during the teenage years that continued into their adult lives.
Peace be with Tom’s whole family.
Sue Griffis Babcock

Sue Griffis Babcock 2020-08-18T08:25:05

Vanessa & Family, so sorry for the loss of your brother. With our sympathy, Trudy &Jeff Flippo

Trudy & Jeff Flippo 2020-08-17T13:53:24

I am so sorry for this loss. Tom and my siblings grew up together, as he is our 2nd cousin. I have many happy memories of being with him through the years. He will be deeply missed.

Suzanne Geyer 2020-08-16T11:43:10

I’m so sorry for your loss. Tom was a kind gentleman and such a caring person. He loved his family very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rip Tom

Carrie an Wayne Ruf 2020-08-16T09:51:54

Our condolences to the Owens family,very sorry to hear of your loss. Tom was and the Owens family have been life long friends of the Davis family , It saddens us all to hear of toms passing, he was a kind man,he will be missed by all ! Love and prayers to the family ! Kevin /son of chancy Davis.

Kevin davis 2020-08-16T00:19:42

Jen, Rich and I are very sorry for your loss! We pray for you and the boys to find peace and comfort in this difficult time!
We are here for you and the boys!
All our love, carol and rich

Carol and Rich Tobin 2020-08-15T22:08:15

Jen, I’m so sorry for your loss, may you and your boys find strength at this difficult time.
I had the pleasure to work with Tom at BMO and listen to his “back in the day” stories and Amish trips with you and family.
Sending hughs and prayers.
Andrea Garcia Adams

Andrea Garcia Adams 2020-08-15T19:09:23

Dear Jennifer,
Gary and I are so sorry for your loss.
We will continue to pray for all of you.
You have the support of a loving family behind you.
Love,
Gary and Phyllis

Phyllis OHara 2020-08-15T18:46:10

Our sincerest condolences and prayers to you and the boys Jennifer. Tom was a wonderful man and we always enjoyed when we got together with you. You and the boys and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love You!

Bill and Beverly Zyrkowski 2020-08-15T17:14:05

Jen, may you find strength at this difficult time.

Hold onto those 2 boys tight and keep the memories of Tom close to your heart.

Malinda Boal 2020-08-15T17:07:04

So Schock and such a young man. I will lite a candle at church tomorrow for him. May he rest in peace where there is no pain or sorrow but everlasting life with the Lord. I would like to make a donation for the kids but I need your address and will send a check to you.

Nancy YURSCHAK 2020-08-15T16:45:22

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