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Lou Ann M. Owens

July 13, 1936 August 25, 2022
Lou Ann M. Owens
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Obituary for Lou Ann M. Owens

Lou Ann M. (Hupke Rowan) Owens, age 86 of Sarasota, Florida (formerly of Norfolk, Nebraska and Mapleton, Iowa) passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones at her home in Sarasota, Florida.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, September 2, 2022, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Mapleton, Iowa. Father William A. McCarthy will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery of Mapleton, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Mapleton, Iowa.

The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.


On July 13, 1936, Lou Ann was the sixth child, along with her twin sister, to be born to Frank and Helen Hupke of Danbury, Iowa. Lou Ann graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School in 1950 and Mapleton High School with the class of 1954.

Lou Ann married Raymond A. Rowan II on July 27, 1957. They had four children: daughters Lisa Ann and Mary Elizabeth and sons Raymond Andrew III and Timothy Michael. Their father, Raymond Rowan, passed away on July 18, 1980.

On October 11, 1984, Lou Ann married Robert A. Owens, a career Navy man with 26 years of service. Of this union, Lou Ann gained five stepchildren: Norman, Eve, Andrew, David and Heidi. It was also during this time that she earned her nursing degree.

Robert and Lou Ann lived in Norfolk, Nebraska, where she had been living with her children since 1967. In 2001, they relocated to Sarasota, Florida and have loved every minute of it. Both she and Robert loved to travel and went to many countries abroad.

Living siblings left to cherish her memory include her twin sister Jo Ann Frahm of Galva, IA and youngest sister Loretta Hupke of Council Bluffs, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Helen Hupke; her first husband Raymond Rowan; daughter Lisa (Case) O’Connors; brothers Wilfred (Dottie) Hupke, Lawrence (Jerri) Hupke and Lester (Francis) Hupke; sister Berniece (Scott) Green; as well as her infant brother Herbert Hupke.

Memorials in Lou Ann’s name may be made to the St. Joseph’s Indian School at www.give.stjo.org

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Visitation

Thursday

1

Sep

5:00 PM 9/1/2022 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/1/2022 7:00:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church Mapleton

201 N 8th Street
Mapleton, IA 51034

St. Mary's Catholic Church Mapleton
201 N 8th Street Mapleton 51034 IA
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday

2

Sep

10:00 AM 9/2/2022 10:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church Mapleton

201 N 8th Street
Mapleton, IA 51034

St. Mary's Catholic Church Mapleton
201 N 8th Street Mapleton 51034 IA
United States
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