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 Edmund G “Ed” Van Oss

Edmund G “Ed” Van Oss

Birth
Ottoville, Putnam County, Ohio, USA
Death 27 Oct 2002 (aged 88)
Saint Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, USA
Burial Minster, Auglaize County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 17300110 · View Source
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Ed, 88, 244 S. Hanover St., Minster, died at 1:20 a.m., at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. He had been ill the past two years.

He was born to Joseph and Dorothy (Vincke) VanOss. On Feb. 21, 1944, he married Elsie Freytag and she survives.

Also surviving are a son, Mark (Jean), Seattle, Wash.; two daughters, Gretchen (James) Eilerman and Ellen (Paul) Zircher, all Fort Loramie; two sisters, Agnes (Wilbur) Miller, Kenton, and Dottie Hovest, Ottoville; and thirteen grandchildren, one of which is Bill Zircher, and seven great-grandchildren.

Three brothers and three sisters are deceased.

He attended St. Joseph College, St. Charles Seminary and DeSales College in Toledo, earning a master?s degree from Xavier University, Cincinnati. He served as a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army in the Asian Theatre during World War II. A former Fort Loramie teacher, he served as a teacher, principal and athletic director in the Minster Local Schools. He helped to establish the Student Council and National Honor Society during his years at Minster. He retired as school superintendent in 1975. He also served as mayor of Minster for eight years and as the village?s zoning administrator. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391 and the American Legion, all of Minster; and the Auglaize County School Board. He formerly sang in the church choir for 18 years. He served as past president of the Lake Loramie Improvement Association, a life member of the Minster Civic Association and the association?s citizen of the year. He was named Grand Marshal of the Minster Oktoberfest Parade in 1985.

Funeral Mass at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating.



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  • Created by: Mike Dearbaugh
  • Added: 4 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17300110
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edmund G “Ed” Van Oss (10 Feb 1914–27 Oct 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17300110, citing Saint Augustines Cemetery, Minster, Auglaize County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Mike Dearbaugh (contributor 919) .