Joseph L. Osenga
Joseph L. Osenga

FT. JENNINGS, Ohio — Joseph L. Osenga, 63, of Ft. Jennings, died at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at 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 was united in marriage to Susan Keeling on Dec. 12, 1980. She survives in Ft. Jennings.


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. He was a 1968 graduate of Grover Hill.

He had worked at Orbitron for 20 years, where he was the union president and 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 served in the National Guard for six years.

Survivors include a son: Brent (Bethann Martin) Osenga of Delphos; daughter: Hollie Rust of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers: Kim (Pam) Osenga and Scot (Marcia) Osenga, both of Van Wert, and four grandchildren: Cole Gasser, Skyler, Liberty, and Piper Osenga.

He was preceded in death by a half brother: Dennis Pollack.

Services will be on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Delphos, with visitation one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Chris Bohnsack will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, from noon-3 and 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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