|Benjamin B. Osborn|
|October 27, 1927 - December 10, 2010|
|Visitation: 2-6 pm December 12, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Reynolds, IL|
|Funeral Service: 10 am December 13, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Reynolds, IL|
|Interment: December 13, 2010 at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery |
|Benjamin B. Osborn, 83, of Reynolds, died Friday, December 10, 2010 at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island. Services for Mr. Osborn will be 10 am Monday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 801 W. Edgington, Reynolds. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6 pm at the funeral home.|
Burial will be in the Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Taylor Ridge United Methodist Church.
Benjamin was born October 27, 1927 in Zuma Township, IL the son of B. Brooks Osborn and Irene Guldenpfenng Osborn. He married Katherine Hofer on August 8, 1948 in Taylor Ridge.
Ben was a farmer, he had also worked as a carpenter and did excavating and farm tiling. He was a member of the Taylor Ridge United Methodist Church and the Mercer County Farm Bureau.
Ben was a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed woodworking, rolle bolle, cards, dominos and camping.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine; sisters, Clara McConnell, Aledo, Virginia Hogren, Geneseo;
several nieces and nephews; brothers in law, Donald Hofer, Aledo and Virgil (Katie) Hofer, Taylor Ridge.
Ben was preceded in death by his parents; sister, May Hofer and a brother, John Osborn. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com
So sorry to hear about Ben's passing.
Ihave many fond memories of Ben at work and play.May God be with during this timeMy whole family's thougths are with you
-- Duane Osborn
We are shocked & saddened to hear of Ben's death. You are two of our best friends & we've had so many good times together playing cards, camping & visiting. We are thinking of you Katherine & we will miss Ben so very much.
-- Vince & Marge Fredrickson
Aunt Katie, I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Ben's passing. He was a wonderful person and will be much missed. You're in our thoughts.
-- Randi Wedekind Moulton
I am so sorry for your loss. We are unable to come to the funeral home due to this weather. But please remember that we were very close to Ben and will miss him immensely. I will never forget the days I spent working for him and with him. It was a life shaping experiecne that I will never forget. Know that we are with you in spirit and with you always as you adjust to this tragic loss.
-- Fritz and Jean Wildermuth
As far back as I can remember Ben (and Katherine) have been close family friends. Ben and Katherine have always been more family than friend. My parents always enjoyed the time spent with Ben and Katherine, including the trip to Hawaii to celebrate their anniversaries. Most recently, Greg and I have been fortunate enough to have spent many Saturday evenings playing "Alleys" with Ben and Katherine along with my mother Evelyn. These evenings have meant a lot to all of us. We will miss Ben.
-- Greg and Connie (Wildermuth) Jensen
Katherine we are unable to come to the visitation due to the weather but you are in our thoughts and prayers. We always enjoyed talking to you and Ben at the campground. We will truly miss him!
-- Dick and Linda Schipper
Katherine, Just a note to offer our sympathy to you. We will miss Ben at SLR, but of course you will always be welcome. You will be in our thoughts and prayers this holiday season.
-- Roger and Kim VanDeWalle