Walter E. Osterhaus (1925 - 2013)


INDEPENDENCE– Walter E. Osterhaus, 87, of Independence, died Monday evening, Jan. 14, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.
Walt was born on Oct. 4, 1925, near Fillmore, the son of Joseph and Catherine (Leibold) Osterhaus. He was united into marriage to Mary T. Lukan on Nov. 28, 1946 in St. Francis Catholic Church in Dyersville.
He is survived by his wife, Mary T. Osterhaus, Independence, eight children, and a brother; George Osterhaus, Urbandale.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, two brothers, and five sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John's Catholic Church, Independence with Rev. Paul McManus officiating. Inurnment was in St. John's Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Walter E. Osterhaus Memorial Fund, %BankIowa, 230 1st St East, Independence, Iowa 50644.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Jan. 15 to Feb. 2, 2013