James Osborne

James Osborne

WAUSEON, Ohio - Services for James Osborne, 82, of Wauseon, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Church of God here.

He died Sunday at Fulton Manor in Wauseon. Burial will be in the Wauseon Union Cemetery.

Born May 9, 1920 in Girton, Ohio, he was a graduate of Wauseon High School and Toledo University College of Pharmacy. He was an owner and partner in the Wager and Osborne Drug Store and the Osborne Rexall Drug Store for more than 50 years. He was an Army master sergeant, serving in the South Pacific under Gen. Douglas McArthur during World War II.

In addition, he was a past commander of the American Legion Post 265, a past member of the Wauseon Exchange Club, Wauseon Lions Club, Wauseon Chamber of Commerce, and Wauseon Homecoming Committee. He was a member of the Church of God and worked part-time at the Red Cross Drug, Archbold, Ohio. He was an avid antique collector.

Survivors include three sons, Allan J. Osborne, Frankfort, Ky., Jon Osborne, Wauseon, and Jeffrey W. Osborne, Bowling Green, Ohio; one daughter, Judith Warncke, Wauseon; one sister, Ethel Kissel, Wauseon; one brother, Donald Osborne, Sandusky, Ohio; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was the son of the late John and Ellen Greenway Osborne and the widower of Anna Bell Bernath. He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Elsie Heckinger and Magdalene Schantz, and a granddaughter, Casey Osborne.

The Rev. Wesley Glines will officiate.

Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God Organ Fund. The Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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