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Marvin Oz Osborne

August 10, 1930 March 16, 2016
Marvin Oz Osborne
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Obituary for Marvin Oz Osborne

Marvin Cheatham Osborne


Detroit, Michigan



Marvin Osborne, “Oz”, 85, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at his home following a lengthy illness. Born in Detroit, Michigan on August 10, 1930 to the late Edwin & Grace (Marvin) Osborne, he was a 1949 graduate of Western High School. He married Helen Ann Kratzke on September 9, 1950. He served as a Rifle Instructor in the U.S. Marines from 1950-1952. At various times, Marv owned two restaurants, a store, a miniature golf course, and income properties; he also drove for Greyhound, was a salesman for Hudson’s and Korvette’s and served as a Detroit Police Officer and a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff. He and his beloved Helen traveled to Jamaica, Cancun, Hawaii, Alaska, Branson, Arizona, Florida, and many other places but loved Michigan the best. He was an expert wood carver, an excellent carpenter, an avid fisherman and hunter, a singer and a chef. Marvin loved spending time with his kids and grandkids, and making everyone laugh. He also loved Coney Islands, White Castles, big breakfasts, and every kind of soup.
He loved his Lord Jesus Christ with all his heart.

He is survived by his wife Helen, his son Dennis (Sandi) of Flat Rock, daughter Sharon (Dennis) Bratcher of Redford, daughter Cathy (William) Morrison of Midland, son Mark (Becky) of New Boston, 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 8 step-grands. He was preceded in death by his sister Yvonne Moore, and nephew James Moore.


Funeral services will be held Friday, March 25 at 11 a.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Gladwin, MI, with Pastor Scott Bradstreet presiding. If you desire to send a gift, in lieu of floral arrangements, please contact the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin Michigan for information as to how to make a donation.



Friday 10 am to 11 am
Services Friday March 25, 2016 11 am Cornerstone Baptist Church

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