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“Our sincere condolences to the Othel family. May God help you through this difficult time. Kyle & Jody (Cheeseman) Dirks ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Jody Dirks "Cheeseman" - STERLING, IL

“My dad was a cool guy. I loved him very very much. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Rick Osborn - Morrison, IL - Son

“Othel was a wonderful "peaceful" man who helped many people with theirproblems to bring about peace.. We enjoyed our time with Charlotte and Othel. ...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Chuck/ Judi Druce - AR - Family

“I am terribly sorry for your loss. Ozzie became a good friend to both Doc and me when Ozzie and Doc were roommates at Good Samaritan in...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Joyce Criddle - Geneseo, IL

“Sorry for your loss. I met Ozzie at Good Samaritan when my dad, Doc Criddle, was a roommate for a while. Enjoyed visiting with him. He was a big...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Randy Criddle - Mt Morris, IL

“I knew Ozzie for probably 40 years at the mill He's was unique.One of a kind! He had many many friends he'd entertain with his down homeStory's. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: John Buntjer - Lyndon, IL

“Sweet man. Enjoyed talking with Ozzie when I worked at Good Sam ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Lori Schaver - Morrison, IL


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Othel "Ozzie" Osborn, 84 of Prophetstown, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown.

Ozzie was born on December 28, 1933 in Carbondale Twp, IL, the son of Charlie C. and Violet (Ward) Osborn. He was married to Yvonne Albus for 27 years, together they had two children, Rick and Marty. He then married Charlotte P. McKenna in June 1982 in Coleta. She preceded him in death. Ozzie worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for 37 years. He retired in 2000 but continued to serve as a board member until 2001 when the mill close. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cutting wood and training bird dogs. Ozzie was an avid Chicago Bears fan and Jeff Gordon fan.

He is survived by two sons, Rick (Lori) Osborn of Morrison and Christopher "Marty" Osborn of Woosung, IL; one sister, Barb (Robert) Rubright of Rock Falls; two brothers, Homer Osborn of Sterling and Paul (Martha) Osborn of Mexico City, Mexico; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Charlotte and one brother, Herschel Osborn.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Reverend Rick Koch officiating. Burial will follow at West Genesee Cemetery in Coleta.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Parkinson's disease Foundation.