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Michael Mark Osborne, 94, died peacefully at the Benedictine Court in St. Peter, on Sunday, September 24th, 2017. Mike was born July 31st, 1923 in Le Sueur, to M. F. (Michael Francis) Osborne and Grace Iten. He is preceded in death by his 7 brothers and sisters; Raymond, Caryll, Dorothy, Delores, Irene, Norbert and Marvin. Mike went to St. Anne's Catholic grade school and graduated from Le Sueur High School in 1941. He farmed and continued to live on the family farm for 93 years in Lake Prairie Township before moving to St. Peter in 2016.
Along with farming, Mike sold Pioneer Seed for 43 years and was recognized as an outstanding and dedicated salesman. He was a member of the St. Anne's Men's Society and the Shoreland Golf Club.
Mike was a well-liked, humble, friendly and considerate man. He was consistent with his one liners and sense of humor and loved playing a good hand of cards. Mike loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting, gardening, cracking black walnuts and gathering mushrooms.
Mike researched and found his many ancestors in Mullecrew, County Louth, Ireland. For several years, he and his wife Jean, traveled to Ireland with good friends the Casey's.
Mike is survived by his wife, Jean Delores Seitzer from St. Peter, whom he married on November 28th, 1944 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in St. Peter. They were married for 73 years and had seven children; Daughter, Patricia (special friend David) of White Bear Lake. Son, Daniel (Cindy), of Arlington. Daughter, Marian (J.P.), of Worthington, MA. Son, Mark (Liz) of St. Peter. Daughter, Colleen (Nels), of Marine on St. Croix. Daughter, Kathleen (Jeff), of Willmar. Michael (Jenny) of Pelican Rapids.
Mike will be deeply missed by his seven children, 19 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and one great, great, grandchild, 29 nieces and nephews and many other cherished relatives and friends.
Visitation at Kolden Funeral Home in Le Sueur, Sunday, October 1, 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Monday morning at the funeral home from 8:00 - 10:45. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anne's Catholic Church Monday, October 2, at 11:00 AM. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Our family would like to sincerely thank the Benedictine staff for their loving care and support.
Published on September 26, 2017
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