Obituary Record

Richard A. "Rich" Osterloh
Died on 1/8/2017
Buried in Prairie View Cemetery

Fremont Tribune 9 Jan 2017 Photo

Richard A. “Rich” Osterloh

Richard A. "Rich" Osterloh, 74, of Fremont passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2016, at Fremont Health Medical Center in Fremont.

He was born April 12, 1942, in Ansley to Charles and Dora (Matzner) Osterloh.

Rich moved at a young age to Wahoo, where he attended Wahoo Grade School and High School. He moved to Mead until he entered the Army later in 1965. He trained at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., and then returned home for his marriage to Carol Antrim. They were married on May 22, 1965 in Mead.

They lived in Omaha for a short time until Richard returned to the Army being stationed at Davey Missile Site (Agnew Missile Site) in Davey. They lived in Gardner, Kan., and Fort Hood before he was deployed to Long Binh Vietnam. He served from April 23, 1965, to Feb. 10, 1968. After the military he lived at Crete, Fremont, Mead and back to Fremont for 39 years before moving to Uehling in 2003.

Rich owned Rich Osterloh and Sons Construction in Fremont. Rich was a lifetime member of VFW Post 854 in Fremont, a volunteer fireman for Uehling VFD and Fremont Rural VFD. He loved air boating, his family, fishing, drag racing and his dogs and cat.

Survivors include: his wife, Carol Osterloh of Uehling; sons, Richard G. (Angie) of Fremont and Brian (Tonya) of Uehling; daughter, Patricia (Ed) King of Fremont; sister-in-law, Karol Osterloh of Mead; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Rich was preceded in death by: his parents; brother, Donald Osterloh; and sister, Bonny Novak.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Fremont Evangelical Free Church. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. Burial with military honors conducted by Fremont Honor Guard of VFW Post 854 and American Legion Post 20 will be at Prairie View Cemetery south of Kennard.

Memorials are suggested to the family.

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~~~Obituary courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Fremont Tribune on 1/9/2017