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5/21/2014 4:47:00 PM
Julius Edwin Ostermeier
October 24, 1928 - May 19, 2014

Julius Edwin Ostermeier, 85, of Decatur, IL formerly of Edinburg, IL passed away at 7:00 a.m. on Monday (May 19, 2014) at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Julius was born on October 24, 1928 in Taylorville, IL, the son of August and Louise (Robertson) Ostermeier. Julius began working as a farmer then became a machine operator at Firestone Tire Company. He worked at Firestone for 30 years until his retirement in 1993. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville and was an avid collector of antique tractors. Julius married Ruth Alexander in 1949. She preceded him in death in 2005.

Julius is survived by his children: Janet (Bill) Stender of Edinburg, IL, Nancy (Glen) Holmes of Williamsville, IL, Edwin (Tina) Ostermeier of Springfield, IL, Timothy Ostermeier of Edinburg, IL, Fredrick (Ronda) Ostermeier of Hardinsburg, IN, Julia Kueper of Springfield, IL, Dennis (Amy) Ostermeier of Grand Forks, ND and Almyra Kiel of Edinburg, IL; sisters: Pauline (Howard) Brown of Decatur, IL, Ida Viola Ostermeier of Edinburg, IL; brother: Walter Dale Ostermeier of Edinburg, IL; 19 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, son: David, brother: Howard, sister: Julia and his granddaughters: Miranda and Katlyn.

A service to celebrate Julius’ life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday (May 22, 2014) at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Burial will be in Grove City Cemetery.

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