He had been in declining health since April.
Mr. Osterholt was born on December 4, 1927 in Fort Recovery, Ohio, a son of Ben J. and Johanna (Wenning) Osterholt. He spent his formative years in Ohio, and graduated from Coldwater High School.
On May 7, 1960 he was married in St. Anthony, Ohio to Jeanette Homan. The couple moved to Allen County in 1964 from Ohio, and had lived at their present home at Lake Everett since 1990.
Employed for 20 years with Essex Wire in Fort Wayne, he retired in 1989 as a machinist with Pease Wind-A-Matic in Huntertown. He was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco.
The surviving relatives include his wife Jeanette; a son Mark G. Osterholt of Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia; three daughters, Catherine Osterholt and Susan (Wendell) Fromm, both of Fort Wayne, and Marie (Shawn) Perrella of Huntertown; a brother, Leo (Dee Dee) Osterholt of Coldwater, Mich; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A son, Henry J. Osterholt preceded him in death on February 25, 1997. Also deceased are his parents; four brothers, Aloysius, Walter, Anthony and Edward Osterholt; and two sisters, Rose Lothamer and Catherine Fortman.
The Mass of Christian Burial was Monday at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco with Father Diniel Leeuw and Father Danney Pinto, the celebrants.
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco was in charge of arrangements. The Rosary was recited at 6 p. m. Sunday at the mortuary.
Interment was at the Ege Catholic Cemetery, Noble County.
Memorials may be directed for Masses or to Goshen Center for Cancer Care.
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