Born: March 4, 1932 - Deceased: July 22, 2021
Donald “Don” Dean Van Osdale, 89, of Belleville, IL, born Friday, March 4, 1932, in Belleville, IL, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL.
Don served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean War and worked as the Director of Manufacturing for Marsh Stencil Machine for over 30 years. He loved to travel with his wife, Nancy, never missed a workout, was an avid bike rider, and played fast pitch softball. After retirement he took up golfing, and it ended up being a favorite pastime for him. He also never missed a sporting event of his grandsons and he was their most loyal supporter and fan.
In high school, Don played football and was on the baseball team that won State at Belleville Township High School in 1949.
He was preceded in death by his:
Surviving are his:
o Steven (Susan) Van Osdale of Minneapolis, MN
o Gary (Rhonda) Van Osdale of Belleville, IL
o Brian Van Osdale of Red Bud, IL
o Marisa Van Osdale (Joseph Triplett)
o Marc Van Osdale
o Nick Van Osdale (fiancée Kaylee Bouas)
o Alex Van Osdale
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).
Visitation: Visitation from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Service will be held at 5:00 pm, Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.
I remember when Don was one of our youth group leaders at Trinity UCC many years ago. My condolences to the family.