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Kraft Funeral Service & Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park

2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN

OBITUARY

Michael W. Owen

July 6, 1950August 7, 2019
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Michael W. Owen, 69, of Louisville formerly of New Albany, passed away August 7, 2019 at Jewish Hospital. He was born on July 6, 1950 at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina to the late Donald L. and Bertha Emalee Owen. He recently retired from Joseph & Joseph Architects and was formerly with Michell, Timperman, Ritz Architects and Potter & Cox Architects.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Arthur "Rusty" Rogge.

He is survived by his life partner of 22 years, Mary Annette Biszmaier; a son, Jeremy Owen; step-daughters, Dawn Groulx (the late Art) and Tammy Beam (John); grandchildren, Dylan, Jackson and Sara Owen, Renee and Justin Groulx and Sean and Conner Beam; and a brother, Ronald E. Johnson.

A service to celebrate his life will be conducted at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road with burial in Kraft Graceland Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 2-8 on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the Habitat for Humanity.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his life partner of 22 years, Mary Annette Biszmaier; a son, Jeremy Owen; step-daughters, Dawn Groulx (the late Art) and Tammy Beam (John); grandchildren, Dylan, Jackson and Sara Owen, Renee and Justin Groulx and Sean and Conner Beam; and a brother, Ronald E. Johnson.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 10, 2019

Memories

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Ed Revers

August 9, 2019

Mike was a great mentor and friend to me, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. He graciously took me under his wing when I was fresh out of college in 92. He was so conscientious and thorough, and extremely talented. I treasure the times and laughs we shared. His country saying is always cracked me up. Until we meet again my friend, God bless.

Janet Shuman

August 8, 2019

He was not only a class of 68 classmate, Mike was a neighborhood buddy. Such fun as young teens when we use to explore the pipes under the parking lot at the hospital. He would dare me to go the full length, but I was too scared. Such wonderful memories of our youth

Sue B Turner

August 8, 2019

Please be assured Michael is resting for his new life. He is watching over you and lives on, through you. We are never alone...

“Cycles of life and death can be likened to the alternating periods of sleep and wakefulness. Just as sleep prepares us for the next day’s activity, death can be seen as a state in which we rest and replenish ourselves for new life. In this light, death should be acknowledged, along with life, as a blessing to be appreciated.”
Daisaku Ikeda

Love you Mary Annette. Sue B

Perry Warren

August 7, 2019

Rest in peace my friend. I'll miss our lunches.

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Biography

Michael W. Owen, 69, of Louisville formerly of New Albany, passed away August 7, 2019 at Jewish Hospital. He was born on July 6, 1950 at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina to the late Donald L. and Bertha Emalee Owen. He recently retired from Joseph & Joseph Architects and was formerly with Michell, Timperman, Ritz Architects and Potter & Cox Architects.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Arthur "Rusty" Rogge.

He is survived by his life partner of 22 years, Mary Annette Biszmaier; a son, Jeremy Owen; step-daughters, Dawn Groulx (the late Art) and Tammy Beam (John); grandchildren, Dylan, Jackson and Sara Owen, Renee and Justin Groulx and Sean and Conner Beam; and a brother, Ronald E. Johnson.

A service to celebrate his life will be conducted at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road with burial in Kraft Graceland Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 2-8 on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the Habitat for Humanity.