Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Obituary: Eugene C. Osborn - Class of 1945

MADISON - Eugene C. Osborn, age 79, died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at his home. A successful local businessman, he was born the son of Eugene E. and Dorthy (Cnare) Osborn on Nov. 28, 1926, in a house located at 245 Langdon St. He was a resident of either 245 or 241 Langdon St. for more than 79 years. Eugene graduated from Central High School in 1945. There he met the love of his life, Jannette Lindauer, whom he wed on Sept. 8, 1948. Together they had two sons, E. Kurt and Mark A. Osborn. Eugene also attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he became a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. Eugene started his business career by purchasing a gas station located at the corner of Park and Lakeside streets from his father. After a short stint, Eugene became a successful realtor, spending 20 plus happy years. Once he retired from realty, Eugene, along with his brother, Duane, owned and operated rental property on Langdon and State streets until the time of his passing. The two brothers also developed a family farm in McFarland. Eugene's favorite hobbies were mostly outdoors related, including: fishing, long rides in the country with friends and family, and especially hunting. He will always be missed by those who walked the woods and fields with him. Eugene could also play a mean game of cards of all varieties (poker, pinchole, sheephead, euchre, cribbage, gin and many more). Eugene is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jannette; her two sons, E. Kurt (Anita) Osborn and Mark A. Osborn; four grandchildren, Adam (Jeanette) Osborn, Kristin (Mark) Krueger, Ryan Osborn and Marissa Osborn; a great-granddaughter, Emma Krueger; his brother, Duane Osborn; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2006, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 6021 University Ave., Madison, with the Rev. Glen Reichelderfer officiating. Friends may greet the family from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 6021 University Ave., Madison. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8317 Elderberry Road, Madison WI 53717; HospiceCare Foundation, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711; or Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 E. Gorham St., Madison, WI 53703.Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road Madison (608) 238-3434

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 1, 2006

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