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Merle D Osborn

January 24, 1930 ~ April 15, 2022 (age 92)


Merle D Osborn, 92 of Grafton died on April 15, 2022 at Northridge Health Center in North Ridgeville, Ohio. He was born to parents Clarence and Ethel (Kramer) Osborn in Wooster, Ohio on January 24, 1930.

There will be a memorial service for Merle on Friday, April 22nd, 2022 at 2:00 pm located at the Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem with Pastor Jamie Rickard officiating. Inurnment will be at West Salem Cemetery, West Salem, Ohio.

He retired from Industrial Construction Union # 310. He was a member the 50 Plus Club in West Salem. His favorite sports teams were Ohio State, the Indians and the Browns. He enjoyed crafting, playing baseball and playing softball.

He leaves behind his daughters Bobbi Jo (Bob) Fordenwalt of Wooster and Deanna (Scott) Kier of Grafton; five grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, two half brothers Paul Ickes and Bob Ickes both of Wooster and a half sister Elma Fisher of Wooster. He is preceded in death by his wife Jane, his parents, three brothers: Donald, Gerald and Norman Osborn.

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Memorial Service
April 22, 2022

2:00 PM
Michele Matteson
40 Congress Street
West Salem, OH 44287

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