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Robert "Bob" Osness


December 25, 2019

On Saturday December 14, 2019, Robert 'Bob' Osness Jr., 63, Ipswich, loving husband, father of two children, grandfather of six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, peacefully laid to rest at the age of 63.

Memorial services were at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, with Pastor Karen Engelke officiating and Military honors by Sidney L. Smith American Legion Post 24.

Bob died December 14, 2019, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.

He joined the United States Airforce in 1974 and had an honorable discharge in 1976. On Nov. 26, 1978, he married the love of his life Laurie (Cleland) Osness. Together they raised two children, daughter Tanya Osness Berninghaus and son Timmothy Osness. Music was a big part of his life. Bob was a self-taught guitarist. He played bass in a band called Home Grown around local pubs in California. His other hobbies included being an avid gun collector of all kinds and was a proud member of the NRA. He loved fishing and camping and spending time with his family in the outdoors. He was well known for his quick wit, fast talking, and was full of laughter and sarcastic jokes. His favorite past time, above all, was getting to spend time with his beautiful wife, of 41 years and their grandchildren and new great granddaughter.

Bob is survived by wife, Laurie (Cleland) Osness; daughter, Tanya (Osness) Berninghaus (Chad Berninghaus); son, Timmothy Osness (Mandee Meidinger); grandchildren, Mackenzie (Reff) Osness, Brady Berninghaus, Ryder Berninghaus, Nai'a Meidinger, Lydia Osness, Derrick Johnson; great-granddaughter Luna Rae; and four sisters, Melva Mestas, Shirley (Wagner) Osness (Donald Wagner), Peggy (Beadle) Osness (Russell Beadle), Nancy (Chapin) Osness (Kent Chapin).

Bob was preceded in death by his grandmother, Agnes Osness; grandfather, Melvin Osness; grandmother, Netty (Pilgrim) Drake; grandfather, William Drake; father, Robert Osness Sr .; brother, David Osness; and nephew, Bentley James Bailly.

Arrangements by Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, Aberdeen. Online obituary at www.spitzerfuneralhome.com .


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