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Mary Osterman

October 1, 1925 ~ January 12, 2021 (age 95)

Obituary

Mary Louise (Affleck) Osterman, age 95, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska surrounded by family.

Mary was born October 1, 1925 in Chicago, IL to William and Clara (Sylvano) Affleck. The family moved to Ogallala, Nebraska where she met her future husband, Harry.  They were married November 17, 1951 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ogallala, Nebraska.

To this union four children were born: Claralynn, Steve, Jeff and Nancy.

In 1966, the family moved to McCook. Mary worked at Pennys for over 30 years both in Ogallala and McCook. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Altar Society and St. Teresa’s Circle.  She was one of many ladies to start St. Pat’s Bargain Bazaar. She also helped with Meals on Wheels. Mary was a member of the VFW Auxilary. She helped with her children’s activities and was a scout leader and 4-H leader. Mary enjoyed all her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities. She was known for her cooking and baking. Her family loved her famous chocolate chip cookies. Mary was loved by all and never thought twice with helping others.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry; brother, William: sisters; Dorthe Jensen, Emily Wlaschin and infant sister Clara; sisters-in-law, Marie Affleck, Bev Paulsen and Bev Osterman; brothers-in-law, Jim Wlaschin, Richard Paulsen, Roscoe Osterman and Merv Jensen.

Those left to celebrate her life include her children, Claralynn (Stan) Wudtke of McCook, Steve Osterman, Lincoln, NE, Jeff (Kathy) Osterman of Indianola, NE and Nancy (Brian) Harris of McCook; eleven grandchildren, Stacy (Craven) Carvalho, Kristy Osterman, Ben Howard, Bryce Osterman, Sam (Sydney Pfeifer) Osterman, Jessica Harris, Jennifer Harris, Rico Quezada, Jana Harris, Alan Hammer, Courtney Wudtke, Caitlyn Wudtke and Cody Wudtke; great-grandchildren, Craven Carvalho, Jr., Kyan Carvalho, Korbin Blake, Kacen Blake, Dominiq Quezada, Ava Quezada, Reece Quezada and a great granddaughter due in April. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
January 17, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home
305 West C Street
McCook, NE 69001

Recitation of the Rosary
Sunday
January 17, 2021

7:00 PM
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home
305 West C Street
McCook, NE 69001

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
January 18, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
409 East F St
McCook, NE 69001

Burial
Monday
January 18, 2021

Calvary Cemetery
Hwy 83 and J Street
McCook, NE 69001

Donations

St Patrick's Catholic Church
612 East 4th Street PO Box 1040, McCook NE 69001

Nebraska Children's Home
4939 South 118th st, Omaha NE 68137
Web: https://www.nchs.org/contact/

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