Gerald Osborne, 82, of Spooner passed away on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake.
Gerald was born in Mason City, Iowa, to Marvin and Alice Osborne on June 29, 1937.
He married Sharen Bailey on September 27, 1958, in Spooner. They moved to Kenosha, where he worked at American Motors until they returned to Spooner where he owned and operated Northern Auto with his father before working as a Washburn County Deputy Sheriff for 27 years.
Gerald enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and being with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Sharen; daughter Teresa, son Thad (JoJo), daughter Tammy, former daughter-in-law Jane (Chuck) Borg, brother Gordon “Butch,” sister Elaine, grandchildren Rachel (Brandon), Amy (Matt), David (Mary), Heather (Joe), Amanda, Carrie (Brandon), “adopted” grandson Josh, 12 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Karen (DeLoy) and Ginny, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Gerald was preceded in death by both parents, his father- and mother-in-law, his brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, an infant granddaughter, and two nieces.
“The family of Gerald wishes to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Allan Haesenmeyer and hospital staff at Indianhead Medical Center,” they said.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Spooner with Fr. Dave Bauer officiating. Visitation will be for one hour before the service and luncheon will follow.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Spooner Funeral Home.
Condolences may be shared with Gerald’s family a bratley-nelsonchapels.com.