Adolph J. Osterhaus
Kenai resident Adolph J. Osterhaus, also known as "Uncle Joe" or
Joe, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna with
his family by his side. He was 62.
Memorial services will be held from 2 to 3 p.m.
Saturday at New Life Assembly of God in Kenai.
Mr. Osterhaus was born in Dillingham on Nov.
22, 1940. He graduated from Dillingham High School on May 15, 1962. He moved to
Chicago in 1963 and lived there for 30 years. He was a commercial artist for the
Chicago Tribune. He returned to Kenai in 1994.
"Adolph loved his family. He enjoyed spending
time with them and talking about things we used to do when we were kids. He
loved to draw, and he could draw anything. He loved to go hunting with his big
brother Buffa, when they were kids," his family said.
"He was a great-great-uncle eight times. Joanne
Cook, his niece, took care of him and loved him very much. Our brother, who we
will never forget or stop loving will be missed by all."
Mr. Osterhaus was preceded in death by his
parents, Hugo and Eya Osterhaus, and his sisters, Catherine Savo and June
He is survived by his brother, Hugo Osterhaus
of Kenai; sisters, Liz Cook, Mary Lusk, Gladys Poole, Roberta Pearcy and Lila
Green, all of Kenai, and Alma Hansen of Anchorage; Charlene Parazoo, who was
like a sister to him; and 80 nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial
Source: Peninsula Clarion,
January 16, 2003