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 in St. James Catholic Church, 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. He 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 Warren-ville; Roxanne (Joe) Turner of Bourbonnais; and Steve (Amy) Hertz of Buckingham. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren: Beka (Shane), Eric, Gered (Kelsey), Adam (Skyla), Emily, Bradley, Kenny, Abigail (Evan), Victoria, Ana, Molly (Ben), Alex, Luke, and Alona; six 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 were held in the Zion Lutheran Church, Bonfield. Pallbearers included grandsons, Eric and Adam Turner, Gered and Kenny Hertz, Alex Staab and Luke Hertz. Grandson Bradley Beale served as the vocalist. Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, in care of Roxanne Turner, P.O. Box 784, Manteno, IL 60950. Arrangements by Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home, Kankakee. Please sign his guestbook at www.clancy gernon.com