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Monday, January 20, 2014 9:21 PM

Oct. 28, 1950 Jan. 19, 2014


Joseph L. Osenga, 63, of Fort Jennings died at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.

He was born Oct. 28, 1950, in Lima to Joseph E. and Mildred (Thatcher) Osenga. His father survives in Cloverdale and his mother preceded him in death.

He married Susan Keeling on Dec. 12, 1980, and she survives in Fort Jennings.

Mr. Osenga is also survived by his son, Brent (Bethann Martin) Osenga of Delphos; his daughter, Hollie Rust of Dayton; two brothers, Kim (Pam) Osenga of Van Wert and Scot (Marcia) Osenga of Van Wert; and four grandchildren, Cole Gasser, Skyler, Liberty and Piper Osenga.

He was also preceded in death by his half-brother, Dennis Pollack.

He was a member of the National Guard for six years and a 1968 graduate of Grover Hill. He had worked at Orbitron for 20 years, where he was the union president, on the union committee for many years and was highly respected for his leadership abilities. After the closing of Orbitron, he was currently working on his 19th year at Eaton.

He truly enjoyed his grandchildren and his life revolved around his family. He enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling with his Susie. He was an avid Buckeye fan.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Father Chris Bohnsack officiating, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will also be from noon-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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