Owen N. Ewing

August 17, 1930November 8, 2020

Owen N. Ewing, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 7:45 AM on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at his residence. He was born on August 17, 1930 in Pekin to Henry A. and Grace F. (Nanninga) Ewing. He married Nancy Schmelter in Springfield on January 30, 1960. She preceded him in death on January 17, 2016. He is survived by his daughter Kathy Renee (Jim) Taylor of Lewistown, Illinois; two granddaughters: Stacey and Emily; and four great grandchildren: Jacob, Alyssa, Wesley and Molly. Owen was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Pekin for many years. He was a U.S. Military Veteran. He was a Metallurgical Engineer for Caterpillar Tractor Co. Inc. He was a member and a former President of UAW Local # 974 in East Peoria. He was a fisherman and loved working in his yard. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin. Rev. Mike McLeod will officiate. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Memorials may be made to Our Daily Bread Ministries. Online condolences and tributes may be made at


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Kim Nelson

April 28, 2021

My condolences to the family and will be praying for your comfort. I just found out (4/28/21) that Owen passed. He hired me as his secretary at UAW Local 974 when he was president (1976) and I am still here! He came into the hall every once in awhile and would stop by my office and say hi. I enjoyed working with him.

Julie Largent

November 11, 2020

Dear Family of Owen,
I was privileged to meet Owen (and "Stormy") over four years ago when I was providing care for him. He was a man of great faith, he had such gratitude for Boys Town, and he missed his deceased wife so very, very much. I am thankful that he was still in his own home as he passed from this life into his forever home!
Julie L.