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Kenneth R. Osterhage

Kenneth R. Osterhage, 73, of Waterloo, IL, died January 22, 2021, in St. Louis, MO. He was born June 25, 1947, in E. St. Louis, IL.

He is survived by his wife Debra Osterhage nee Wittenauer; children Kyle (Amber) Osterhage, Kerry (Mary) Osterhage, and Kendra (Kory Schaefer) Osterhage, step children Chad (Dana) Ruehle and Nathan (Erica) Ruehle; grandchildren Kane, Kaela, Keaton, Koby, & Kaleb Osterhage, Kincaid Schaefer, Alicia Ruehle, Keegan Ruehle, Emily Ruehle, Avery Ruehle, Hunter Ruehle, and Jaxon Ruehle; brothers Robert (Sharon) Osterhage and Keith (Bonnie) Osterhage; sisters Judy (Joseph) Mathews and Bonnie (John) Wirth; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his sons Kirk R. Osterhage and Mark Osterhage; parents Wilbur  and Alice (nee Glessner) Osterhage; and sister Jo Ann Oakley.

Kenneth was a member of Waterloo Odd Fellows.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
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4 PM to 8 PM Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until time of service Wednesday at Quernheim Funeral Home
*due to COVID-19, only 10 visitors will be allowed to pay their respects at a time

10 AM Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Matt Friz officiating
Interment at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

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Kenny what can I say friend, neighbor, went on family vacations, neighbor hood BBQ's, he also built our house. Kenny try to behave yourself up in heaven you will be missed

Merry C Millet Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

I was saddened by this news. There are so many great memories of the times we all had. Frog gigging, Golf, Friday Night Lights in the RV, Talladega. The one that stands out the most to me was myself, My Dad, Psycho, and Buddha , road trip to WHS state championship game in Normal...what a hot mess...Rest in peace my friend, God Speed.

HENRY WIGGERS Jan 27 2021 12:00 AM

You all have our deepest sympathy. May Kenny Rest In Peace.

Stan and Bonnie Haake Jan 26 2021 12:00 AM

Amber and family sorry for your loss prayers are with you.

Barb and John Sahrhage Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM

Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this very hard time. God bless and keep you.

Joyce Mesnarich Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM