Osborn, Gerald E., Bridgeport, MI, Formerly of Saginaw Township, Michigan


Passed away on Friday, November 11, 2011 at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center. He was 83 years old. Gerald E. Osborn was born January 29, 1928 in Benington Township, MI to the late Charles and Myrtle (Morgan) Osborn. He was married to Hesper Barker on August 24, 1948. He then married Josephine M. “Elaine” Tucker on August 21, 1993. She passed away on November 6, 2002. Gerald was engaged to Eyleen Wachner. Gerald was a veteran of WWII proudly serving his country with the U.S. Marine Corps as a China Marine. He received a WWII Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal for his service. Gerald was a member of the American Legion Post #439 and V.F.W. Post 9809. Throughout his life Gerald worked with in the automotive industry including Saginaw Steering Gear. Gerald is survived by his fiancée, Eyleen Wachner; his children: Gary (Linda) Osborn, David (Sandy) Osborn, Bruce Osborn, Loretta Averill and Barbara (Tim) Yax; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; his aunt, Lucille Kopchitz. Many extended family and friends also survive him. He was preceded in death by four sisters: Joyce Wojcik, Doris Hornes, Velma Sweet and Lois B. Kodrick. According to Gerald’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Graveside service will be held on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Saginaw. Rev. Ken MacGillivray will officiate. Military honors will be provided under the auspices of American Legion Post #439. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Deisler Funeral Home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to American Legion Post #439. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.deislerfuneralhome.com.