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Daniel "Danny" Eugene Owens

July 15, 1943 ~ May 31, 2022 (age 78)


Daniel “Danny” Owens, 78 of Danville, went home to be with His Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at his home. Visitation will be on Friday, June 3rd at Kruger Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street in Danville from 4-7pm.  Services will be on Saturday, June 4th at 10am at the funeral home with Pastor Patti Wise officiating. Burial will follow at Allhands Cemetery in Kickapoo Park with military honors by American Legion Post 210.

   Danny was born on July 15, 1943, the youngest of six children, in Danville to James and Lena (Goble) Owens. He attended Oakwood schools. Graduating in 1962 and enlisting shortly after in the US Army. He served in Germany during the Vietnam War.  Upon his return from the service, Danny worked at Hyster in Maintenance for over forty years. During this time he also owned and operated his own business, Owens Excavating & Trucking, that he later passed onto his son.

   When he wasn’t working, Danny enjoyed antique tractors, antique cars, and clocks. He collected, tinkered with, and sold all three throughout the years. Danny and Sue enjoyed attending car shows with their 67 Corvette and spending time with their many friends. Family was important to Danny and he enjoyed time with his grandchildren, holidays, and get-togethers. He was a longtime member of Batestown United Methodist Church, I & I Antique Tractor Club, Illiana Antique Auto Club, and Potomac American Legion, as well as a 3rd Degree with Anchor Masonic Lodge and a former member of Scottish Rites.

   Danny married Susan Hale on April 3, 1971 and the two have shared fifty-one years by each other’s sides. Surviving is his wife Sue; his children Beth Owens-Price and Darren (Carrie) Owens; his three grandchildren: Kennedy and Owen Price, and Maysa Owens; and numerous friends as well. He was preceded in death by his parents and his five siblings.

   Messages and memories may be left on our website at, or on the Kruger Funeral Home Facebook page. Donations may be made in Danny’s name to Batestown United Methodist Church, I & I Tractor Club, or an organization of your choice.

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June 3, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kruger Funeral Home & Crematory
10 E. Williams St.
Danville, IL 61832

Funeral Service
June 4, 2022

10:00 AM
Kruger Funeral Home & Crematory
10 E. Williams St.
Danville, IL 61832

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