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John Jacob Osterman Jr.

June 18, 1930 ~ November 15, 2018 (age 88)


John Jacob Osterman Jr. age 88 of Grove City, OH born June 18, 1930 in Louisville, KY died November 15, 2018 in Bardstown, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents John Jacob Osterman Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Caster Osterman, sister Mary Pauline Osterman Wieting and his loving wife Patricia Ann Horton Osterman. Survivors include his children Brenda (Doug) Alexander, John (Kim) Osterman III, Sherry (George) Hakes,and David (Teresa) Osterman; he was a loving grandfather to 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and a great great granddaughter. He graduated from the University of Louisville, KY in Accounting.  He was a Major in the US Air Force serving for 13 years and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. John retired from the Youth Commission for The State of Ohio.  He was the previous owner of Sincerely Yours Women’s Clothing, Osterman’s Coffee Shop, Captain John’s Teen Club, and Osterman’s Racing Stable. He was a owner, breeder, and trainer racing thoroughbred horses. He grew up playing basketball in his high school which lead to his coaching of little league for his sons including the Grove City Golden Hawks runner up national champions of 1975. He was a avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. John was an active member of Orient United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge #37, American Legion Post #164, Moose Lodge #11, The Grand Lodge of Kentucky Boaz Masonic Lodge #850 and a Kentucky Colonel. Most important he was a active family man and devoted husband to his wife of 61 years. He will be missed by many of his friends and family. Friends may visit THE SPENCE-MILLER FUNERAL HOME 2697 Columbus St., Grove City, OH where visitations will be Tuesday 11/20/18 from 5 to 8 and Wednesday 11/21/18 at 10:00. Funeral service will be held Wednesday 11/21/18 at 11:00.  Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Nelson County Kentucky Hospice, 711 McDowell Blvd., Bardstown, Ky, 40004, in his memory.

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