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Harold P. Osgood

Harold went peacefully to be with Jesus on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at his home in Otsego.

He was born February 22, 1935 in Mendon, Michigan, the son of Verne and Mary (Jackson) Osgood. Harold graduated from Mendon High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines.

For many years he had worked as a precision tool grinder at Parker Hannifin until his retirement. Harold was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego. In his free time he loved working for the National Park Service at many National Parks including Yellowstone, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Great Smoky Mountains and Big Cypress National Preserve in south Florida. Harold was honored to receive the Presidents Call to Service Award from President George W. Bush for 8,000 volunteer hours.

On June 19, 1960 he married Gloria Esmay who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Esther (Walter) Clark, Phillip (Julie) Osgood and Kathy (Joe) Kokmeyer; grandchildren, Amber (Ron), Nate (Jennifer), Max (Danielle) and Victor and great-grandchildren, Mariah, Blake, Cody, Paul and George.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Kirk, Mike and Jim Osgood and Esther Chapman.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may meet with Harold’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego, until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Nathaniel Timmermann officiating.

Burial will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Harold may be made to Peace Lutheran Church or

Wings Home of Allegan

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Messages of condolence may be posted at

www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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Salma Amin

November 18, 2019 at 5:01 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. I wish for you peace and strength during this difficult time.

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Joy Kennedy-Hendricks

November 18, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Dear Osgood Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you, and give you peace. Joy Kennedy-Hendricks.

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Laurel Marsh

November 18, 2019 at 7:32 pm

So sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. Such a gentle man. Praying for you Gloria and your family.

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Lee Driskel

November 18, 2019 at 8:16 pm

Harold and his family are my second family, having known them my whole life. I have so many memories with Harold and his family shared with my family from being a little girl who stuck her finger in the Hershey’s choc can and Harold getting my finger unstuck without a scratch on it. Cross country skiing, camping in the woods, gardening, and him cutting the head of the chicken for dinner, spending Christmas and other holidays together. Losing Harold has broke my heart and I feel the heartache of his family. He will always be a special man (dad) who remains in my heart. I am so sorry Gloria, Esther, Kathy and Phil. Thinking of you all in this time.

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Lee Driskel

November 18, 2019 at 8:16 pm

Harold and his family are my second family, having known them my whole life. I have so many memories with Harold and his family shared with my family from being a little girl who stuck her finger in the Hershey’s choc can and Harold getting my finger unstuck without a scratch on it. Cross country skiing, camping in the woods, gardening, and him cutting the head of the chicken for dinner, spending Christmas and other holidays together. Losing Harold has broke my heart and I feel the heartache of his family. He will always be a special man (dad) who remains in my heart. I am so sorry Gloria, Esther, Kathy and Phil. Thinking of you all in this time.

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Diane R Holmes

November 19, 2019 at 1:13 pm

So sorry, I know this is a difficult time. Sending love and prayers

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Joe Hall

November 22, 2019 at 10:47 am

So sorry for your loss. Harold was a good man, I enjoyed my time spent with him and his family down by the creek.

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The Reed Kids

November 22, 2019 at 7:39 pm

We have fond memories of Harold, one of our dad’s best friends. Those two gentle souls are now sharing memories of camping trips and card games.

Gloria, Esther, Phil, and Kathy, you are in our prayers as you mourn the loss of your loved one, honor his life, and cherish his memory.

In Sympathy,

Mike, Colleen, Kelly, Donna, and Dan

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Neil and Sue

November 23, 2019 at 1:25 pm

I can’t begin to put into to words what Harold did for my son Steven. He was his father figure when he needed it the most. And the trip to Isle Royale, wow. Steven was so impressed that he wants to share the experience with his daughter!!!!

Gloria, Ester, Phil, and Kathy please know how very much I am thinking of you right now.

There was a time when the news would have filtered down the road at the speed of time and now I have to read the news in the Shopper!!!!!! How times have changed!!!!

Blessings and love,

Coach and Sue

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