Funeral Mass for Owen Klinger to be held at Chiles Center

The Funeral Mass will be Oct. 30 at 10 a.m.

By Madison Pfeifer | October 24, 2019 1:20pm

Owen Klinger went missing on Oct. 6. His body was recovered in the Willamette River on Oct. 20. Photo courtesy of the Klinger family.

The funeral Mass for University of Portland student Owen Klinger will be Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. in the Chiles Center. According to a campus-wide email from university President Fr. Mark Poorman, the Klinger family and the university invite the campus community to attend.

“In his homily earlier this week, Fr. Jim Gallagher reminded us that we are not meant to be alone in times of sadness,” Poorman said. “Rather, by joining together, we lift each other up and begin the healing process collectively. The Funeral Mass offers us the opportunity to gather together to pray for Owen, for the consolation of the Klinger family, and for peace and hope in our UP community.”

Owen’s body was found in the Willamette River near the St. Johns Bridge on Oct. 20, two weeks after he went missing. A cause of death has not yet been released.

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