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William Osterkamp
July 23, 1941–October 22, 2011
William Osterkamp age 70, died Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Jones Regional Hospital. Anamosa.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 Wednesday morning, October 26, 2011 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church rural Monticello with interment in the Wayne Zion Cemetery. Friends called from 4 until 8 Tuesday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.
Surviving are his wife, Joyce, five children, Dean (Sherrie) Osterkamp, Lisa (Brad) Wherry, both of Wyoming, Annette (Steve) Schau, Anamosa, Kevin (Stacy) Osterkamp, Onslow, Keith Osterkamp, Scotch Grove; twelve grandchildren, Brandi (Nick) Katie, Will, Isaac, Gavin, Ethan, Alden, Tyler, Trae, Ella, Tait and Kessley and one great-grandchild, Ashton; his siblings, Matthew Osterkamp, Fort Payne, Alabama, James (Pat) Osterkamp, Caulfield, Missouri. Annette (Wayne) Waller, LaMotte, Albert (Alice) Osterkamp, Peosta. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Molly Osterkamp, two brothers, Carl and Harry and two sisters, Marie Gansemer and Loretta Watters.
William Osterkamp was born July 23, 1941 at Bankston, Iowa. He was the son of Matthaus Theodore and Marie (Molly) (Harms) Osterkamp. Bill attended the Dubuque, Iowa Schools. He was then employed working highway construction and later worked at White Container in Monticello. William married Joyce Dirks on May 21, 1960 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church.
The couple lived in Center Junction, and Bill started on his career in the plumbing and heating business. He started at Kuriger Brothers in Monticello then worked at Winnebago Pre-Fab Homes, then for Admiral Swimming Pools in Chicago. Bill started Osterkamp Plumbing and Heating in 1966 and operated it until 1983. He worked for Lin's Heating in Cedar Rapids and at Anamosa Plumbing and Heating after selling his business.
Bill was disabled from a heart attack in July of 1987. He used his love of cooking to keep himself busy. He started making jams and jellies that he and Joyce sold at flea markets and garage sales.
Bill was the Fire Chief in Center Junction for ten years and had been active in the Jaycees

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, October 28, 2011


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