Dorothy VanOsch (1917 - 2014)

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Van Osch, Dorothy B.

Dorothy B. Van Osch, age 96, of Arborview Assisted Living, Wisconsin Rapids, died Friday, August 22, 2014 at Arborview.

Private graveside services will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Nekoosa. Rev. Carl Kummer will officiate. Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Nekoosa is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

Dorothy was born October 7, 1917 in Ames, IA to Chester and Eula (Thompson) Fowler. She married John Van Osch on July 11, 1941 in Port Arthur, TX. He died June 28, 1997. Dorothy was a graduate of Northwestern University.

She is survived by three children, Carol (Elmer) Zuelke of Nekoosa, Richard Van Osch of Wisconsin Rapids, and Marilyn (Barry) Finegold of Fox Point; seven grandchildren, Kelly (Kevin) Garrigan of Nekoosa, Brian Zuelke of Greenleaf, Daniel (Ann) Zuelke of Allenton, Aaron Finegold of Chicago, IL, Lauren Finegold of Fox Point, Sam Finegold of Fox Point, and John (Natalie) Van Osch of St. Inigos, MD; and seven great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and one brother, William Fowler.


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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Aug. 23, 2014
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