Rev. Richard Allan Osborne

REED CITY — The Rev. Richard Allan Osborne, 68, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, March 22, 2014, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

He pastored in Illinois, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Indiana and southern Michigan. After serving at the Reed City Church of the Nazarene for 14 and a half years, he retired and continued to minister at Eagle Village, a residential facility for troubled youth. Through the years he had a special part in the countless family’s lives in the church and community as he performed weddings, baby baptisms and dedications and listened to those who were struggling with life.

He loved riding his Honda Gold Wing motorcycle, playing golf, meeting friends at the coffee shop, being involved in ham radio and growing roses. His greatest love was his relationship with his heavenly Father, his wife and family, his church congregation, as well as his friends in the community.

Richard is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia; his daughter, Laura (Todd) Norton; sister-in-law, Carolyn Osborne; brother-in-law, Dan (Kim) Baldwin; and sister-in-law, Shirley (Lloyd) Kordick; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, O.L. Osborne and mother, Virginia Osborne; brothers, Charles and Ken Osborne; and sister Lois (Bob) Hannah.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the Reed City Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Chris DeMott officiating. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Hersey. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Reed City Church of the Nazarene Youth Fund. Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the Reed City Church of the Nazarene.

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