Osterholt, 77, of Fond du Lac, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by
family, on Friday, February 22, 2019, maintaining his sense of humor until the
born on December 29, 1941 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota the son of Alvin E. and
Eleanor Osterholt. He graduated from Platte High School in Platte, SD in 1959
and from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD in 1963. On August 11, 1963,
he married Judy I. League at the Platte Olive Presbyterian Church. They lived
in Britton, SD where he taught high school social studies and coached for three
years before moving to Sioux Falls, where he started as a Manager Trainee with
JCPenney on June 6, 1966.
proud of his three daughters and enjoyed attending all of their music concerts
and school events. His career with JCPenney brought the family to Pekin, IL and
later to the Chicago area where he worked on the district staff and later as a
store manager. In 1983, he was named manager of the JCPenney store in Fond du
Lac, WI. After 32 years of service with Penney’s, he retired in 1997. Dennis
then went on to work for the Action Advertiser as operations manager and then
as General Manager of the Publications Division. He also wrote the “Bleacher
Views” column until retiring in 2006. Some of Dennis’ favorite past times were
attending Fondy sporting events, UW Badger football games, watching the
Packers, hunting, and woodworking projects for the home and grandkids.
survived by his wife of 55 years, Judy of Fond du Lac, his daughters: Cheryl
(Stewart) Clark of San Rafael, CA, Carla (Paul) Mondi of Middleton, WI, and
Cristy (Steve) Lariviere of Crestwood, KY; seven grandchildren Kendall and
Ashley Clark, Michael, Jack and Brian Mondi, Justin and Lauren Lariviere;
brother Dale (Karen) Osterholt of Rapid City, SD, sister-in-law Georgia
Osterholt of Rapid City, SD; brothers-in-law Vernon (Janet) League of Platte,
SD, Arlan (Cindy) League of Creston, IA, and sister-in-law Peggy (Ken) Brilz of
Pierre, SD; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded
in death by his parents Alvin E. and Eleanor, brother, David, parents-in-law
Lyle and Elva League, and brother-in-law Jerry Menning.
would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Jones and staff at Agnesian Cancer
Center, nurses from Agnesian Hospice Home of Hope, JCPenney and Action
Advertiser retirees, friends and special neighbors.
VISITATION: Friends may call
on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel
& Crematory, 31 East Division Street, Fond du Lac.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Agnesian Cancer Center and or Agnesian Hospice Hope.
Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel
& Crematory is serving the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com. 920-921-4420