Owen E. Rees

  • Born: November 13, 1925
  • Died: June 19, 2017
  • Location: Fall River, Wisconsin

Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral & Cremation Services, Columbus

146 South Dickason Boulevard
Columbus, WI 53925

Tel. (920) 623-3150

Tribute & Message From The Family

Owen E. Rees, 91, longtime resident of Fall River/Fountain Prairie passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau.

Owen was born the son of Daniel O. and Margaret E. (Jones) Rees on November 13, 1925 in Fountain Prairie, WI. He was a graduate of Columbus High School. Owen served in the U.S. Navy During WWII as a radioman. He was married to Marjorie Mae Craytor. He was later married to Dorothy Foote. Owen owned and operated Rees Travel Agency for over 30 years in Madison and later Owen's Travel Service in Columbus.

Owen is survived by his daughter, Ann; his son, Daniel Owen Rees II; his step-daughters: Rose and Connie; his sister, Bella Rees; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marjorie; his wife, Dorothy; his daughters: Donna and Bonnie; his sister, Mary Miller; and his brother, Haydn.

A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017 at the Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral Home in Columbus. Interment will take place at Fountain Prairie Cemetery, township of Fountain Prairie, WI.

Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dad, I miss ya. Thanks for "Everything"! Hope I'm doing ok with the flowers at the cemetery? Love ya always, your son, Dan.....

Posted by Dan Rees - Portage, WI - Son   September 15, 2020

So sorry to hear of Owen's passing he took care all our trips for our 25th. Ann. we had him set up our trip to South America he did a great job we told him to go ahead and plan it for us what a job he did miss so much stopping in to just talk a little. He was one fine man and will be missed by many. God Bless

Posted by Bettie & Curtis Harvey - Beaver Dam., WI   June 23, 2017

I served in the Navy as a radioman '69-'73. I was referred to Owen by my Uncle Earl & Aunt Dorothy who owned Riley's Liquor, just a couple store fronts from Owen's business. Enjoyed the small talk with Owen while he did all the work. Never had a glitch with any travel arrangements he made. Fond memories.

Posted by Tim Deneen - Evansville, WI - Acquaintance   June 23, 2017

Oh, so sorry to hear this. Owen did our trips and was a great friend to our family. The Robert Behl Family sends its prayers of comfort.

Posted by Robert Behl - Columbus, WI - Friend   June 22, 2017

My dear Uncle Owen....you have now taken your final trip and have arrived in your final destination. Love you always....xxxx

Posted by Valerie Rees - Burleson, TX - Family   June 22, 2017

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