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Bert Tenus Osher 1875-1954


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/24/2010 at 16:26:55

Dr. Bert T. Osher Dies In Florida

Dr. B. T. Osher, 78, died yesterday afternoon at Lee hospital, Fort Meyers, Fla. He was seized with a heart attack Sunday, while vacationing near Fort Meyers, together with his daughter Helen.

Dr. Osher practiced dentistry for nearly 50 years at Estherville and before that at Graettinger.

Dr. Bert T. Osher was born May 19, 1875 in High Lake township, south of Wallingford, and later the family lived at Watertown, Aberdeen and Hecla, S.D., where Dr. Osher attended school.

He received his liberal arts and technical training at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and at Northwestern University, Evanston. He began practice of dentistry in 1899 at Graettinger.

Dr. Osher was married Dec. 10, 1902, to Jedie Ellen Jones and they made their home here until the time of her death, Dec. 14, 1943. He retired from active practice in 1948.

He was a member of the Presbyterian church, the Masonic lodge, B.P.O. Elks and was particularly active in regional, state and American dental societies. On many occasions he took advanced training in special techniques.

Dr. Osher was an avid outdoorsman. Earlier he played golf but continued to hunt and fish until the time of his death.

Dr. Osher is survived by a son, Dr. J. B. Osher of Estherville, and two daughters, Helen, and Mrs. Wilbert (Harriet) F. Hinrichs of Mankato. A sister, Mrs. Anna Pember of Anaheim, Calif., also survives. Four sisters and three brothers preceded him in death. Mrs. R. S. Clark, Estherville, and Mrs. J. W. Thomas of Minneapolis are sisters-in-law.

Arrangements for services here had not yet been made this afternoon but are tentatively planned for Tuesday. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, April 8, 1954)

Osher Rites Wednesday
Last rites for Dr. B. T. Osher, 78, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. Dr. Osher died Wednesday at Lee hospital. Fort Meyers, Fla. His body will arrive here Tuesday morning and friends may call at the Sternborg funeral home from Tuesday noon until Wednesday noon. In addition to survivors already published in the Daily News, Dr. Osher is survived by two granddaughters, Louise and Margaret Hinrichs, both of Mankato. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, April 10, 1954)


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