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Gary Junior Osborne

Gary J. Osborne, 78 of Battle Creek, MI, passed away on March 11, 2019 at Rose Arbor Hospice. He was born February 6, 1942 in Battle Creek, the son of William and Evelyn (Crowell) Osborne. Gary graduated from Battle Creek Central High school. He retired from Kellogg Company in 1995 after 34 years. Gary is survived by a brother, Larry of Florida, daughter, Tammi (Eric) Counterman of Otsego, son Tim (Jenny) Osborne of Seabeack, WA, brother-in-law Leon (Sharon) Masengale of Battle Creek; four grandchildren Ashley and Adam (Lyndsey) Counterman, Dakota and Sierra Osborne; two great-grandchildren Scarlett and Lincoln Counterman. Gary was preceded in death by his wife Shelia of 45 years, and his parents. Gary enjoyed golfing and spending time with family and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Bronson Battle Creek, Cancer Care Center.

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Gary was a special friend and a great golf buddy and neighbor. We golfed together for over sixteen years. He used to tell me he would make me pay every time I swore. My wife Susie and I were privileged to travel to Branson with him and Sheila a few years ago. He was very friendly and very caring and would help anyone he could. It was like losing a brother. We will miss him more than words can express. God Bless Tammi and Eric for taking care of him.

Paul and Susie Westworth Mar 16 2020 5:50 PM

My favorite memory Ive always remember was watching the hot air balloons with both grandma Sheila and grandpa Gary. At this time I am so sad but I k ow he is with grandma and that makes me feel better. Love you grandpa and grandma, I miss you both everyday so much and never stop thinking about you. Hot air balloons will always make me think of you two and I will be forever thankful I had such amazing grandparents. Love to the entire family as we get through this. Love you forever and always grandpa and grandma:heart::heart:

Sierra Osborne Mar 14 2020 4:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Osborne

Tammi Counterman Mar 14 2020 12:41 PM

Enjoyed years of having Gary as a neighbor and friend. Also Sheila. He was always helping someone in the neighborhood. We will miss him at Glenmoor Village. May God bless your family always. Gloria Allred

Gloria Allred Mar 13 2020 9:13 PM