"Buffalo Bob" May 11, 1943 – April 20, 2014 Robert Lee Ossinger, 70, of Everett, WA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 20, 2014, surrounded by his wife and children. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Esther Ossinger of Everett; daughters: Cheryl (Dirk) Balda of Stanwood, WA and Brenda (Brian) Shepard of Marysville, WA; grandchildren, whom he was so proud of: Kyle Balda, Michael (Janelle) Balda, Anthony Ossinger, Jacquline Shepard, Kaylee Balda, and Samantha Balda and one great-grandson, Ryon Balda. He is also survived by brothers: Jerry (Karyn) Ossinger of Walnut Creek, CA and Tom (Louise) Ossinger of Puyallup, WA; his 'favorite' sister, Linda (Marney) Larsen of Gold Bar, WA; and sister-in-law: Mary (Raymond) Freeman of Las Vegas, NV. Bob also leaves behind many dear nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford (1975) and his mother, Mamie (1965). A special Thank You to the doctors and nurses at The Everett Clinic and Providence Hospital, Colby Campus – ICU Department, for the loving care and support provided to Bob and his family. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Purdy & Walters, at Floral Hills, 409 Filbert Road, Lynnwood, WA. www.floralhillslynnwood.com We will always carry your memory in our hearts!
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Published in The Herald (Everett) on Apr. 27, 2014