Doris Elizabeth Osterburg of The Woodlands, Texas, died Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the age of 92. Doris was born in Newark, New Jersey to Paul F. and Elizabeth Dyer Bannier . Besides her parents she is preceded in death by husband, Gustov Christian "Chris" Osterburg ; brothers, Paul J. Bannier and Joseph Bannier ; sisters, Kathryn Bannier Hulick and Audrey Bannier Applegate Paolo; and son-in-law, Robert A. Warriner III, M.D. She is survived by sisters Elanor Bannier Theodore Strait of Florida and Ruthann Bannier Kaldy of Maryland; daughter, Karen O. Warriner of Texas; daughter, Barbara Ann Bischoff and son-in-law,Thomas of New York; granddaughter Heather Bischoff McCaskill , her husband Andrew, and their children Kate Elizabeth, John Calvin and T. Jonathan of South Carolina; grandson Maj. paul F. Bischoff, his wife, Kristi, and their children Paul Gustav, Noah James, Isaac Matthew, Helen Rebekah , Margaret Ruth, and Rebecca Joy of Virginia; granddaughter Hannah Elizabeth Bischoff of New York; granddaughter Amy Warriner Lemire , her husband, Daniel and their daughter Emma Christine of Texas; and granddaughter Lesley Warriner Davies and husband, Denton of Texas. She spent her childhood in North Brunswick, New Jersey where she attended Georges Road Baptist Church, graduated in the 1938 class of New Brunswick High School, and volunteered with Middlesex County Fair and Grange where she met her husband while both acted in the dram "Laughing Gas". Doris demonstrated love of her Lord and country in her many community activities even while employed. She served as an executive secretary for North Brunswick Township School system, Johnson & Johnson, and Boy Scouts of America. She and Chris were known for their hospitality hosting family Christmas dinners; Young Life; Backyard Bible School; Girl Scout meetings where she served as leader; and Smokey Stover meetings, a camping group associated with the National Hikers and Campers Association. Her hobbies included reading, baking, knitting, crocheting, roller skating, and camping. She was active as a Bible study leader, helped with Pioneer Girls, the Special Olympics, and the Women's Auxiliary of North Brunswick Township Volunteer Fire Department. She was involved with mission work through the American Baptist Women's Ministries of New Jersey and in her retirement years as a member of First Baptist Church of The Woodlands. At First Baptist she immersed herself in activities as she was busy with the Sing-a-Long Choir; Sew Specials, service group; helped in the hospitality room for every VBS week and prepared mission materials for Mexico weekly every Tuesday and Wednesday. The family thanks the staff of The Magnolia House and Windsong Home Health for the special care provided to Doris. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to "First Baptist Church The Woodlands" designated to the Library fund (FBCTW , 11801 Grogan's Mill Road, The Woodlands, TX 77380) or to the volunteer fire department "North Brunswick Engine and Truck Company Number 2" at 2030 Route 130, North Brunswick Township, New Jersey 08902. You are invited to leave memorial condolences to the family and share memories of Doris at www.dignitymemorial.com A memorial service is scheduled Sunday, February 3 2013, at 2 p.m., First Baptist Church The Woodlands, Texas. Interment will be at Van Liew Cemetery, North Brunswick, New Jersey.
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