Bill Osteen


William Leon Osteen, 90, of Horicon, WI, formerly of Ottumwa, died September 24, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam, WI.

He was born December 3, 1929 in Moulton to Lloyd and Eva King Osteen. He married Yolanda M. “Pete” Childs on April 15, 1955. She preceded him in death November 7, 2012.

A 1947 graduate of Ottumwa High School, He served in the U.S. Army from 1948-1952; having served in Korea. Upon his return to Ottumwa he worked 35 years for the Milwaukee, Soo Line Railroad, retiring in 1986 as a conductor.

Bill and Yolanda loved to travel and spent 20 years wintering in Mission, TX. After his wife passed, he moved to Horicon, WI where he resided for the past 7 years. He greatly enjoyed attending his great-grandchildren’s events and many family gatherings.

Surviving is a daughter, Darcy (Joe) McDonald of Horicon, WI; a son, Greg (Rene) Osteen of Waunakee, WI; three grandsons, Ryan (Amy) McDonald of Horicon, WI, Seth (Jessie) McDonald of Oshkosh, WI, and Chad Osteen of Chicago, IL; five great-grandchildren, Josie and Logan McDonald of Horicon, WI, Nathan, Dylan and Colin McDonald of Oshkosh, WI; two sisters, Charlotte Carr and Connie Swanson both of Ottumwa.

He was proceeded in death by a son, Kevin Osteen; a brother, Don Osteen and a sister, Dorothy Brown.

His body has been cremated.

Public graveside services and inurnment will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Shaul Cemetery. Military services will be conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Serving Davis and Wapello Counties.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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