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Roy Allan Osth

February 8, 1937 ~ July 5, 2022 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Roy Allan Osth, 85, residing in South Bend, Indiana, passed away at 6:20pm on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, IN. He was born on February 8, 1937, in Chicago, IL to the late George and Anna (Johnson) Osth.

Roy served his country honorably in the United States Air Force. He earned a bachelor's degree from Millikin University and was employed as a salesman for a publishing company prior to retirement. On February 18, 1967, in Chicago, IL, Roy married the former Nancy C. Taylor, who survives. In addition to his loving wife of 55 years, Roy is survived by two sons, Joel E. Osth of South Bend, and Cory A. (Heather) Osth of San Diego, CA; and three grandchildren, Vivian Osth of South Bend, and Ethan and Parker Osth, both of San Diego, CA.

Roy and Nancy had a passion for travel. Together they saw the world from Africa, to Fiji, Australia and Europe. However, with the arrival of their sons, they soon found the extent of their travel centered around drives to hockey practices and tournaments throughout the Midwest. Summers were spent on the soccer fields. Always an active parent, Roy happily volunteered and coached many of his sons’ teams throughout the years.

For the past ten years, Roy proudly served the University of Notre Dame by maintaining the Holy Cross priest’s fleet of vehicles. He kept the cars in tip top condition and often marveled at how frequently the drivers managed to run into things.

At home, Roy could be found tinkering on projects or in his workshop building wooden tables, windchimes and small toys for friends and family, whether they desired it or not! He enjoyed his daily visits with friends at the barber shop and library. An avid reader, Roy could often be found on the deck with his dogs reading a novel while enjoying some fresh air.

Roy loved to shoot the breeze and tell jokes and stories to whoever would listen. At work, while tailgating, or on his daily drives, he enjoyed talking about dogs, his kids, grandkids, ND football, the weather, or whatever current event was happening that he could weigh-in on. A fan of clipping articles and Far Side jokes, he would often mail these out to those he knew would get a kick out of reading them. The stories, tales, jokes, and smiles he left in his wake will be missed by all tremendously.

By Roy's request, there will be no public services. He asked instead to be remembered warmly.  Palmer Funeral Home – Hickey Chapel and Southlawn Cremation Services are assisting the family.

Contributions in memory of Roy may be donated to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

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American Cancer Society of Indianapolis
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Tel: 1-317-344-7800


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