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Donald E. Osborne 1934-2012

Donald E. Osborne

Donald E. Osborne, 77, of Columbus Grove died at 4 a.m. Jan. 14, 2012 at his residence. He was born Nov. 12, 1934 in Venedocia to Francis and Mabel Miller Osborne. On Oct. 20, 1962 he married Lou Ann Palte and she survives.

Donald retired from Phillips Corp., Ottawa. He attended St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bluffton and was an Army Veteran.

Survivors also include three children, Amy (Paul) Shoppell of Van Wert, Donald C. Osborne of Beaverdam, Anne Osborne of Beaverdam, a grandson, Joseph Shoppell and a granddaughter, Marcy Shoppell.

He was preceded in death by a son, Edwin Francis Osborne, a brother, Robert Osborne and a sister, Mary Louise McCoy.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Bluffton. Sister Carol Inkrott will officiate. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Columbus Grove.

There will be a parish scripture service at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita's Hospice or St. Mary's Catholic Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com