Esther Owen, Hamburg, IA

Esther Owen, Hamburg, IA
Oct. 7, 1933 - May 14, 2017

Esther L. Owen, age 83 of Hamburg, IA passed away on Sunday; May 14, 2017 at the Nebraska City
Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Esther was born on October 7, 1933 in Bedford, IA; the daughter of Daniel Lee and Frances Josephine (Brown) Lang. Her family later moved to Hamburg where she attended school and graduated with the class of 1952.

She was united in marriage to Richard C. Owen on January 31, 1953 in Sidney, IA and to this union three children were born: Cathy Jean, Elizabeth Ann and Richard Allan.

Esther was a housewife and homemaker and she also worked at the former Babe’s Café/Truckstop in Nebr. City.

She is survived by her husband Richard C. Owen of Hamburg, IA; children: Cathy Jean Lant and sig. other Ronald Miller of Sioux City, IA; Elizabeth Ann “Betsy” Lilly and husband Troy of Hamburg, IA and Richard Allan Owen of Hamburg, IA; six grandchildren: Greg Lant (Patricia), Cody Lant, Amanda Roberts (Nate), Matt Lant, Joe Thiesfeld, Jessica Crum (Kenny) and Vanessa Lilly; four great-grandchildren: Emilia and Wesley Lant, Montana Crum and Cash Roberts; sisters in law: Jane Lang of Riverton, IA and Bonnie Lang of Houston, TX; other family and friends.

Esther was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Merrill and Dickie, and an infant sister Josie.

Graveside Memorial Services will be held Thursday (5/18) at 2:00 p.m. at Mt Zion (Utterback) Cemetery northeast of Hamburg; inurnment will follow the services.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg.

Memorials may be given to the Hamburg Rescue in her memory.

Condolences may be left at

Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg, IA is in charge of arrangements.