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Brian Carl Osterling
  • Wounded Warrior Project
    P.O. Box 758517
    Topeka, KS 66675
  • University of Michigan Cancer Center
    1500 E Medical Center Dr. #5841
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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“Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear of Brian's passing at such a young age. Have fond memories of you both. Brian and his family were good neighbors that...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Pam Stauble Moths

“So sorry for your loss. Brian was such a great help to Brad's friends back in 1980. My heart bleeds for Mrs. Osterling senior, as well as the rest of...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Victor Tiller - Friend

“Dear Cheryl and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Brian's passing. I have great memories camping with he and his family growing up and then later in...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Lindsay Smith

“Dear Cheryl, I´m so sorry to hear of Brian´s passing. He was a very kind man. I´ll be praying for you and your family. ”
4 of 22 | Posted by: Ruthann Maxson

“My prayers go out for the family during this difficult time. I worked with Brian during his early years at Upjohn and our paths crossed again just...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Don Schiedel

“Wes sorry to read of your dad´s passing. ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Brian Arehart

“So Sorry for your loss Prayers for your family ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Steve Pearce

“Brian was one of my best friends growing up and and a family man. So sorry for losing him so young. Bless the family during this difficult time v ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Mark Reese

“Cheryl and family. I´m so sorry to hear of Brian´s passing. He was a kind and friendly co-worker. ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: Marilyn Becker

“Our thoughts and prayers to Brian's family.Remembering the fun times at the Cutler reunions. ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Jerry and Marilyn Fenner - MI

“I worked with "Brain" for years in Bld. 225. Enjoyed working and conversing with him, also working on many cross word puzzles. Brian loved his sons...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Jim stasik - Work

“Dear Cheryl and family,I am so sorry for your loss. Brian radiated kindness and it was always such a pleasure to catch up with him when our paths...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Bob and Sandy Feltch - Climax, MI

“Cheryl & Family: We are so sorry to here of the passing Brian. He was a good man. I look back of many good times in scouts and school. ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: Carol & Ron Burns

“Brian will be missed by many. He loved his family and his dogs. I enjoyed visiting with him and Cheryl when they shared their dogs with me and my...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Connie Kuhn - Augusta, MI

“My sincere condolences and heart felt thoughts to the Osterling family. May his memory live on in your hearts. Prayers, strength and comfort...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Monti Snyder - Graham, NC

“Cheryl and family, so sorry for your loss. Brian was such a kind man. Prayers for your family! ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Don and Karen White

“It is a sad day with the passing of my cousin Brian! I always looked forward to visiting Brian. To me he was such a kind, caring and easy going soul....Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Michael J Osterling - Family

“Cheryl and family: We are so very sorry for the loss of Brian. What an amazing man he was and a wonderful legacy he leaves you with. Please know we...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Steve & Patti Groetsema - Friend

“Brian was a friendly, kind and excellent role model. I'm so sorry he had to suffer but knowing he's out of his pain is consoling. ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Marie Coburn - Galesburg, MI

“We are saddened by the loss of Brian. Though not unexpected, it hurts the same. We will long remember Brian's quiet kindness, always taking time...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: John & Marlene Cutler - Plainwell, MI

“So sorry to learn of Brian's passing. I rememember him as kind, soft spoken, and always friendly. The fight and suffering are over and the gift of...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Jim Rice - Otsego, MI - Coworker

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Brian was a great man and a great friend. May God grant his family peace during this difficult time. ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Dan Wilkins - Work

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Brian Carl Osterling, age 66, of Galesburg passed away peacefully at home on Monday evening, February 14, 2022. He was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on December 15, 1955, the son of Carl Fred and Gloria Fern (Cutler) Osterling. Brian graduated from Galesburg-Augusta High School with the Class of 1974 and furthered his education at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Brian faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1975 to 1978 and continued to serve in the Army Reserves for several years. He retired in 2016 after more than 31 years at the Upjohn Company and Pfizer.

Brian married the "Love of His Life", Cheryl A. Cox at the Kellogg Forest on May 5, 1979; she survives. He is also survived by his mother, Gloria Osterling of Richland; his children, Maggie Thomas of Kalamazoo, Jacob (Amanda) Osterling of Augusta, Rachael Osterling of Missouri, Wesley (Lisa) Osterling of Scotts, Taylor (Austin Wells) Osterling of Missouri, and Blake (Jordon Voss) Osterling of Galesburg; his grandchildren, Micah, Barbara, Aiden, Eric, Tanner, Veronica, Ayla, Jaxson, Kylan, Carter, Aubrey, and Carly; his sisters, Ellen (Philip) VanHammen of Traverse City, Maria (David) Schmit of Indiana, Elaine (John) Severson of North Muskegon and several nieces & nephews. Brian was preceded in death by his father, Carl Fred Osterling; his brother, Bradley Osterling; and an infant sister.

Brian truly loved his country and his God. He was a member of the Spring Valley Church, Kalamazoo and a founding member of "Camp Kromer". A true outdoorsman, Brian enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, vacations at Platte Lake, hiking, backpacking, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was also quite the handyman and could build and/or fix just about anything.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 21, 2022, at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel and 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at the Spring Valley Church 5240 Mt. Olivet Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49004 where a memorial service to celebrate Brian's life will begin at 12:00 noon. Inurnment with full military honors will follow at the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed the University of Michigan Cancer Center and/or the Wounded Warrior Project.

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