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
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.
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.
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.
To leave condolences for the family please go to www.harterandschier.com.