Douglas Oesterle
1957 - 2016
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Douglas P. Oesterle Sr

August 11, 1957-August 22, 2016

Saucier, MS

Douglas Paul Oesterle Sr., 59, of Saucier, died Monday, August 22, 2016 in Jackson.

Douglas was born on August 11, 1957 in Springfield, Ohio. He graduated from North Eastern High School in 1975 where he was also a part of the joint vocational program for carpentry. He joined the Navy in 1976 where he was a builder and also did contract work for the Naval Supply Corps. In 2006 after 30 years of dedicated service, he retired as a Master Chief Builder with the U.S. Navy Seabees. During his 30-year career in the Navy he earned numerous medals and achievements. He truly loved life and his permanent smile and unmistakable chuckle showed that. He was a great son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather, peer and mentor. He will be remembered by everyone for many different reasons but most of all being the best of the best at everything he did.

He is preceded in death by his parents Ernest R. Oesterle and Lois M (Stewart) Oesterle, and his stepmother, Carolyn A (Rigel) Oesterle.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years. Brenda Blackmon Oesterle; two sons, Douglas Paul Oesterle Jr (DJ) and Darrin (Rebecca) Lee Oesterle; siblings, Cynthia S. (Oesterle) Frey, Robert K. Oesterle, Steve K. Rigel, Tim L. Rigel and Lynette M. (Rigel) Amato, and grandchildren, Darrin Lee Oesterle Jr, Charlie Nathaniel Oesterle, and Peter T. Rodriguez

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at Southern Mississippi Funeral Services located at 6631 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, MS, 39564. Graveside services with military honors will be held Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 10 Biloxi National Cemetery all under the direction of Southern Mississippi Funeral Services.

In lieu of flowers please contact Brenda Oesterle so as a family a charity of choice can be chosen in Doug's memory.

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September 1, 2016
Brenda and family,
My prayers have given me strength over the past few weeks, now knowing my friend Doug is at peace with the supreme commander. I will always cherish the time we had together and keep close memories of a good friend. Brenda I Pray for your inner strength to carry on. May you and your family Be Blessed Always
Paul Blanchard
Paul Blanchard
August 31, 2016
I pray that you gain needed strength during this time of sorrow, seek refuge in our Heavenly Father.

August 30, 2016
Brenda, I am so sorry for your loss. Our Savior, Jesus will always be there for you and your family.
Kathy Bigot
August 29, 2016

You will be missed by many. You are now the big Hooyah in heaven. Thank you for your service, mentorship, and leadership in NMCB-7

Vanessa Mata
V Mata
August 29, 2016

You will be missed by many. You are now the big Hooyah in heaven. Thank you for your service, mentorship, and leadership in NMCB-7

Vanessa Mata
V Mata
August 27, 2016
my prayers is with dougs family .Irember meeting doug at antigua bwi airport when he reported for duty after bu Aschool. pwd builder shop,i was his sponser. HE hade to go to the base by the van Iwas unloading the c-141 returned to the base with the truck ,he was on the quarterdeck waiting for me to check him in.He became my room mate and a great friend until I left in 1978 for nmcb 133 he is my brother seabee forever.RIP SEABEE DOUG,GORDY
Gordon Knapp Jr.
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