Wilma J. Owen has been a part of the DeWitt Community all of her life, although born and raised in Follets, Iowa. DeWitt has been her place of education and Christian Life with Grace Lutheran Church. Wilma married James D. Owen Jr., in DeWitt on July 24, 1957 and they were happily married for almost 57 years. They moved to DeWitt permanently in March 1960 after living in Riverside, CA for three years. They raised two sons, James and Michael, who were also a part of the Central Education System through their senior years.
The Central Community Schools DeWitt has always been important to Wilma and especially to her husband Jim and sons James, and Michael. They decided to establish this endowment for Education in Wilma’s name. The endowment will assist in the future educational needs of others who also take part in the Central Educational System.