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Friday, April 19th, 2013
Leo J. Osterholt, Sr., age 91, formerly of Philothea and most recently of Coldwater, Mich., passed away peacefully on April 17, 2013.
He was born April 17, 1922, in Fort Recovery to the late Bernard and Johanna Wenning Osterholt. He was married May 8, 1943, to Natalia "Dee Dee" Barnhart, who passed away Jan. 5, 2013.
Surviving are six children, Liz "Betty" Osterholt, Sarasota, Fla.; Michael (Mary Ellen Droesch) Osterholt, Maria Stein; Margaret "Maggie" (Lee) Stachler, Minster; Joann Zbikowski, Dayton; Leo Osterholt Jr., Celina; and Emilie (Dave) Britton, New Bremen; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters.
Leo was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Angola, Ind., the Coldwater Eagles and St. Henry Knights of Columbus. He was a clerk for Butler Township for 18 years and the former owner of Lee's Garage in Philothea. He enjoyed golf, fishing and his grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Philothea. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Philothea.
Calling is 2-7 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater.
Condolences may be left online at hogenkampfh.com.
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