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Doris M. Osborne




Kewanee... Doris M. Osborne, 90, of Kewanee, died Saturday May 31, 2014 at Marigold Nursing Home in Galesburg. Funeral services will be at 11 AM on Wednesday, June 4, at Zion Lutheran Church in Kewanee. Rev. Dave Schweppe will officiate. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5-7 PM at Rux Funeral Home, Kewanee. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer Foundation.

She was born on November 12, 1923 in Kewanee, the daughter of Harvey and Florence Gestrine Wickblom. She married Wilbur L Osborne on March 3, 1923 in Kewanee. He preceded her in death on April 7, 1981. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a sister Darlene Hettinger and a special cousin who was like a sister, Dorothy Roeschlein. She is survived by a son, Steve (Cheryl) Osborne and a daughter Sue Gruszeczka, both of Kewanee, five grandchildren, Gini (Jeffrey) Bennison, Kim (Eric) Ellenberger, Shawn (Amber) Gruszeczka, Lindsey and Andy Osborne and nine great grandchildren, Logan, Kendal and Jille Bennison, Bryce and Tess Anderson, A.J. and Emma Ellenberger and Chloe and Xander Gruszeczka.

Doris graduated from Kewanee High School in 1941. She had worked at the Walworth, Co., was a secretary at Zion Lutheran Church and then had worked for 26 years at GTE , also as a secretary. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church where she had been a member of the Dorcas Circle. She enjoyed bingo and reading and was a Die Hard Cub Fan. She was especially proud of her children and grandchildren and enjoyed following their sporting events over the years. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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