Glenn E. Oesterle Mason Glenn Evart Oesterle, passed away peacefully, Sunday January 19, with his son at his side. He was born in Mason, Michigan on April 7, 1911. Glenn was born into a family of nine surviving children. His father was Michael Oesterle, and his mother Ruth (nee Rouse) Oesterle. He resided on farms near Mason his entire life. As a young boy, he always had chores to do on the farm. Mr. Oesterle attended Walters School. Glenn met the love of his life through his sisters and he was married to Catherine Luceil Smith on March 16, 1933. Glenn and Luceil celebrated 75 years of marriage before her death January 18, 2009. They shared their years on the farm and in Glenn's real estate business as they worked and celebrated life together. Throughout Glenn's life, he was active in the local community serving on the Mason Board of Education, and Mason State Board of Directors. Mr. and Mrs. Oesterle were long standing members of the Mason First United Methodist Church where he served on various boards and committees. In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Reynolds, Ida Benjamin, and Eva Knock, as well as three brothers, Lawrence, Donald and Howard. He is survived by his sister Irma Cullen, and brother Lyle Oesterle. Mr. and Mrs. Oesterle had one son, Charles Evart Oesterle who resides in Mason with his wife Pamela. Mr. Oesterle has two grandchildren, Aaron Oesterle, of Alexandria, Virginia, and Kristin (nee Oesterle) Bogue, together with her husband David and their children Parker and Juliana of Boca Raton, Florida. In addition, Glenn is survived by many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Glenn's life will take place at the Mason First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Ash Street, Mason, MI on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 1:00 pm. A visitation will precede the service at 12 noon. A light luncheon will be served at the Church following the service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Mason First United Methodist Church in Glenn's memory. The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI. On-line condolences and those wishing to share memories may do so at www.grbdmason.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Jan. 28, 2014