Owen W. Hertz, 85 of Reddick, passed away Friday, May 14, 2021 surrounded by his children at Riverside Miller Rehabilitation in Kankakee. 

Owen was born September 3, 1935, in Bonfield the son of Earl and Mildred (Withaft) Hertz. Owen married Sondra Sullivan on May 31, 1958 at St. James Catholic Church in Irwin. 

After graduating from Reddick High School in 1953, he proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957. Owen was a lifelong farmer in the Reddick area and retired from Armour Pharmaceutical (CSL Behring) with more than 35 years of service. Owen enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate in various activities. He looked forward to traveling with Sondra especially to Florida. 

Surviving are his five children, Jackie (Rich) Staab of Metamora, Mike (Shelley) Hertz of Buckingham, Carrie (Michael) Beale of Warrenville, Roxanne (Joe) Turner of Bourbonnais and Steve (Amy) Hertz of Buckingham; 14 grandchildren Beka (Shane), Eric, Gered (Kelsey), Adam (Skyla), Emily, Bradley, Kenny, Abigail (Evan), Victoria, Ana, Molly (Ben), Alex, Luke, and Alona; 6 great grandchildren Caden, Emmie, Addie, Maleigha, Oakley, Rosalie, and Chase. He is also survived by his brother Roger (JoAnn) Hertz of Bonfield and three sisters-in-law Jeannine Dunn and Karen Batdorf of Bourbonnais and Midge (Bill) Kissack of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Sondra, his parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law Vernon and Carolyn (Tuttle) Sullivan. 

Private family services will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Bonfield. 

Pallbearers include grandsons Eric and Adam Turner, Gered and Kenny Hertz, Alex Staab and Luke Hertz ; and grandson, Bradley Beale serving as the vocalist. 

Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church in care of Roxanne Turner, PO Box 784, Manteno, IL. 60950.