Dean Richard Osburn 83, of Van Wert, Ohio, went to meet his Lord at 2:03 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018, at CHP Home Care & Hospice - Van Wert Inpatient Center. He was surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on March 19, 1935 in Van Wert County, Ohio. Dean was united in marriage to Janice Lynn Hiegel on September 14, 1958 in Delphos, Ohio.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Osburn of Van Wert, Ohio; son, Jeffery (Laura) Osburn of Delphos, Ohio; daughter, Cynthia (Gregory) Hirzel of Van Wert, Ohio; He is also survived by 4 grandchildren; Scott Osburn, Ashley Osburn, Jessica (Jeremy) Kreischer and Amanda (Ethan) Adams; two great-grandsons; Jackson Osburn and Elliott Kreischer; one step great grandson Kaden Bourelle- Kreischer and one great-grandchild on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Stella (Butler) Osburn; his wife’s parents, Floyd and Martha (Staup) Hiegel; one infant brother, and one sister, Janet Mollenkopf Monnig.
Dean graduated in 1953 from Hoglin Jackson High School.
Dean started at Aeroquip Corporation in 1953. He retired in September 1992 as a Purchasing Buyer. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Dean was a past member of the Middle Point Lions Club as well as the Van Wert Lions Club. He was a past member of the Lincolnview Local School Board. Dean enjoyed woodworking, Lincolnview Lancer basketball, NASCAR especially Dale Earnhardt but most of all he enjoyed his great grandchildren, grandchildren and family. Dean was member of the First United Methodist Church in Van Wert, Ohio.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 6, at First United Methodist Church in Van Wert, with the Rev. Gus Cristo-Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Ridge Cemetery in rural Van Wert County, with graveside military honors rendered by units of American Legion Post 178 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803, both in Van Wert.
Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Preferred memorials: First United Methodist Church or CHP Home Care & Hospice - Van Wert Inpatient Center.