Let the memory of Jacqueline be with us forever
  • 82 years old
  • Born on April 18, 1929 in Odin, Illinois, United States.
  • Passed away on November 11, 2011 in Tampa, Florida, United States.

Jacqueline (Jackie) Osterman was born in Odin, IL. April 18, 1929, the daughter of Harold and Addie Mae Hodge O’Brist. On August 23, 1952 she married Joe L. Osterman in Carbondale, IL.            

She attended Southern Illinois University obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education. She was employed as an accountant by Chromalloy (General Radiator) Mt. Vernon, IL for 15 years, served as Treasurer for Mt. Vernon School District 80 for 12 years, and, as a member, was Treasurer for First Methodist Church, Mt. Vernon for many years.

Volunteer work has been with the Jefferson County Illinois and State of Florida Family and Community Education (formerly Extension Homemakers) where she served as Treasurer.

Survivors include 3 sons and 1 daughter: Michael Osterman (Diane) - San Antonio, TX; Gary Osterman (Laura) - Houston, TX, Rhonda Garrison (John) - Ballwin, Mo; Bret Osterman (Jennifer) - Tampa, FL.

Also surviving are 10 grandchildren: Joseph Robert Osterman - San Antonio, TX; Michelle Osterman - Austin, TX; Catherine Osterman, Austin, TX, Craig and Chris Osterman - Houston, TX; Jacqueline and Olivia Garrison - Ballwin, MO; Jennifer, A.J., and Blake Osterman - Tampa, FL.

Other survivors include sisters Joan Carlson (Don) - Rockford, IL; Billy Sue Owens - Odin, IL; and a brother Harold O’Brist, Jr. - Central City, Illinois.   Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, a sister (Patsy O’Brist Heard), and a foster brother, Willis “Curt” Hodge.

Per request, the body will be cremated with interment in Peaceful Valley Cemetery, Odin, IL at a later date.

Donations may be made to Angels on Assignment, First Methodist Church,Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Posted by Rhonda Garrison on 11th November 2012
I miss you everyday, Mom! I miss talking to you. It's been a long hard year with out you.
Posted by Marietta Strothmann on 11th November 2012
They say Time heals all wounds. I don't know if Time will ever heal the empty spot in my heart for my best friend. I still start to email her with a question or send her a recipe I know she will like. I just hope she is having a great celebration in Heaven today. I'm sure she knows how much we all miss her and is watching over us. Wouldn't it be great if we could email or text to Heav
Posted by Gloria Jasinski on 11th November 2012
Jackie has been dearly missed by her FAHCE members and friends. she has been a hard act to follow. She is in my everyday thoughts, I miss her everyday calls..
Posted by Gloria Jasinski on 18th April 2012
Jackie is dearly missed by FAHCE, she was part of the glue that held the organization together. Oh How I miss her daily calls, I forget and find myself wanting to call her with my "Jackie Help". My dear friend you are trully missed. Gloria Jasinski
Posted by Debbie Sixx on 10th April 2012
Browsing the net i came across this...i had the pleasure of meeting her in 2009, and i will remember her for the kind woman i met and invited me into her home to have a holiday dinner one Thanksgiving sharing stories and showing off her beautiful quilts, a dear memory i hold, my deepest sympathy to the family, i wish i had known sooner , big hugs to her husband Joe <3
Posted by Betty & Joe Kadjeski on 22nd January 2012
We had the pleasure of working side by side with Jackie for many years in HCE. She will be dearly missed. Our sympathy to her husband Joe and all the members of her family. We will miss those periodic updates on Kat's career and adventures.
Posted by Laura Osterman on 23rd November 2011
I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do for any fellow being, let me do it now... as I shall not pass this way again." ~ William Penn That quote, to me, best describes mom. I feel fortunate to be a part of her family.
Posted by Jane Ward on 16th November 2011
Rhonda, Mike, Gary, and Bret: Your mother was a beautiful person who made a difference in the lives of those she touched. She will be missed by everyone. My thoughts are with you and your dad.
Posted by Jada Wright on 13th November 2011
Mike, Gary, Rhonda and Bret, Your mom is in a beautiful resting place. So sorry for your loss of such a wonderful woman. Rember all the joyful memories you shared with her.
Posted by Nancy Winkler on 13th November 2011
Rhonda, John, Jacqueline, and Olivia, So sorry to hear about your mom Rhonda. Hope you had a safe trip and that you are now celebrating your mom's wonderful life. Please let me know if you need help with Dusty. Nancy, Steve and Tyler
Posted by Michele Pasbrig on 13th November 2011
Rhonda, John, Jacqueline and Olivia, Our prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your mother and grandmother. Love and Blessings, Michele Pasbrig, Mark van den Berg and Maya
Posted by Judith Cain-Hinds on 13th November 2011
I am so sad to learn of Mrs.Osterman's passing. I remember all the doll clothes she made me for my doll. My mom treasured her friendship with Mrs. Osterman so much. I am so happy to have reconnected with the Osterman family this past year. Hope all the happy memories will soon surpass the loss you feel now.
Posted by Kim Osterman on 12th November 2011
grandma i love you i dont know one person who isnt your friend you were a great person we did sometimes have are ups and downs but you are still the best grandma your soul will watch over us and we will make you proud just like you made us proud you are always been tuff and the ostermans look up to wile you look down on us LOVE Blake
Posted by Brenda Ray on 12th November 2011
During the past few years, Jackie has become an important part of my life. I have thoroughly enjoyed our online chats and emails. She loved sharing news of her children and grandchildren and always asked about my family news. Thank you Jackie for helping me be connected to my Osterman relatives. I will miss you greatly.
Posted by Nayda Torres on 12th November 2011
I have had the pleasure of meeting Jackie as she assumed statewide responsibilities with HCE. Her leadership, dedication, friendship, responsibility and commitment never went unnoticed! May the good memories we all have of times we shared with Jackie, help us deal with our sorrow.
Posted by Marietta Strothmann on 12th November 2011
Last night I searched through my memory for all the great times we had together and I realized there were so many, so many laughs, so many tears. I will miss her so much but I am glad that her suffering was short If the dictionary held a photo of a truly great friend her picture would be there. It was truly my great pleasure to call her my friend.
Posted by Bret Osterman on 12th November 2011
From Jackie's Kids to her Facebook friends, we announce the peaceful passing of our mother on the evening of 11/11/2011 in Tampa, Florida. She was a wonderful mother and a caring friend that specifically asked for us to extend her love to the grandkids and the many friends in her life. More information will be forthcoming as we organize and finalize plans over the next two days.

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