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William E. Osborn, 85

Jul 17, 2016

William Osborn

Winnebago William Eugene Osborn, age 85, of Winnebago, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at his home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church in Winnebago, with Rev. Jerry Springston and Rev. Thomas Butler officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery, Winnebago. Visitation time will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2016, at Spencer Owen Funeral Home, 345 Fifth Ave. SE in Winnebago, and one hour before the service at the church.

He was born July 1, 1931, at Chamberlain, South Dakota, the son of John and Opal (Schmidt) Osborn. He graduated from Winnebago High School in 1950, and in 1952 he entered the United States Army during the Korean War. On Aug. 13, 1954 he married Evelyn Darlene Beck, together they had six children. On June 28, 2002 he married Edith K. Bickell.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Osborn, of Winnebago; son, Bob (Julie) Osborn, of Winnebago, son, Doug (Lisa) Osborn, of Winnebago, son, Gary “Buzz” (Amanda Johnson) Osborn, of Winnebago, daughter, Cheryl Arndt, of Blue Earth, daughter, Janet Gilreath, of Winnebago; brother, Clair Schmidt, of Winnebago, sister, Jaunita Hopp, of Winnebago, sister, Carrie (Brian) Jacobsen, of Winnebago; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; step-son, David (Mara) Sellner, of Owatonna, step-daughter, Kathy (Tim) McMann, of Owatonna, five step-grandchildren, and 10 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; son, Larry; parents, John and Opal; brothers, Walter, Richard Wayne, Lewis, Ronald, and daughter-in-law, Jodie Osborn.

Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com.