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Dr. Julius B. Osher 1906-1985


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 8/19/2012 at 18:26:12

Dr. Julius Osher
Funeral services for Dr. Julius B. Osher, 78, will be held today, Wednesday, June 26, 1985, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Estherville with the Rev. Neal Armstrong officiating. Dr. Osher, a practicing dentist in Estherville for nearly 50 years, died suddenly Monday morning, June 24, although he had been suffering from heart and circulatory ailments for several years.

Bob Lee, organist, performed “How Great Thou Art” with the congregation singing “A Mighty Fortress is Our God.”

Honorary bearers were Dr. Ralph Dorner, Leo Fitzgibbons, Delbert Hinsch, H. Jack Jensen, Dr. Clare Jone, Wally Mendenhall, Dr. Arnold Oostherhuis, Paul Pearson, J. C. Peterson, Francis Shadle, Robert Snyder, Dr. E.K. Vaubel and Guy Tibbetts.

Pallbearers were Dick Currell, Hugh Greig, Alan Heidecker, Damon LaDoux, Jim Rosendahl and George Shadle. Interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Estherville.

Born Aug. 27, 1906, at Graettinger, Dr. Osher was the son of Dr. and Mrs. B.T. Osher [Bert Tenus Osher and Jeddie Ellen Jones]. The Oshers moved to Estherville in 1912, and Dr. J.B. Osher was graduated from Estherville High School in 1924. He took his predental studies at Grinnell College, then graduated from the University of Iowa Dental College in 1930. Dr. Osher took his dental internship at Cincinnati General Hospital in 1931, returning to Estherville to enter the practice of dentistry.

Dr. Osher served in World War II from 1943 to 1946, being separated from the U.S. Navy Dental Corps as a Lieut. Commander. He was affiliated with Delta Sigma Delta dental professional fraternity and with Tau Epsilon Delta, honorary navy prosthetics society. Dr. Osher served as president of the Emmet County Dental Society and was on the dental staff of Holy Family Hospital. He was a member of Northwest District Dental Association, Iowa State Dental Association, American Dental Association, Pierre Fauchard Academy, American Society of Dentistry for Children, and had been president of the Iowa Lakes Dental Study Club.

Dr. Osher was a member of Rotary Club, Estherville Chamber of Commerce, American Legion, Elks Lodge, Masonic Orders and the Shrine, and was a charter member of the Emmet County Historical Society. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Estherville, serving as Elder, Trustee and Treasurer.

Dr. Osher was married to Pearle Jensen on Dec. 29, 1937. He is survived by his widow; two sisters, Mrs. Wilbert (Harriet) Hinrichs of Mankato and Helen Osher of Estherville; nieces, Mrs. Robert Carlson of Saskatoon, Can., Mrs. Ryan Hanson of Washington ,D.C., and Mrs. Duane Zahradnik; and two nephews, Lawrence D. Jensen and James D. Jensen, both of the Lakes area.

A sister-in-law, Mrs. Jack Neighbors of Arnolds Park, and a brother-in-law, Wilbert Hinrich of Mankato also survive.

Since his retirement in 1979, Dr. and Mrs. Osher have spent the summer months at their home on Sunset Beach, West Lake Okoboji, and the remainder of their time at Fort Myers Beach, Florida. (Spirit Lake Beacon, Spirit Lake, IA, June 27, 1985)


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