Lois Gertrude Baker Osterman, 94, passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Senior Star Memory Care in Davenport.
Funeral service will be held Sunday, December 12 at 4 pm at First Presbyterian Church Davenport; visitation will begin at 2:30 pm until the time of the service. Burial will be at Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport on Monday December 13, 2021 at 10:30 am. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made in Lois’ memory to the Preserving Our Heritage Archives and Museum, 11191 South Mountain Rd, Fayetteville, PA 17222, First Presbyterian Church, 1702 Iowa Street, Davenport, IA 52803 or to the family on behalf of Senior Star Memory Care.
Lois was born February 8, 1927 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, to Ray and Leona (Myers) Baker. Lois graduated from Chambersburg High School in 1944 and immediately went to work at Letterkenny Army Depot. The family transferred to the Rock Island Arsenal in 1966 where she later worked and retired from in 1982.
Lois was united in marriage to John "Jack" Alexander Osterman on June 26, 1951 in Winchester, West Virginia. They had one daughter, Alexis Ann.
Lois enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, sewing, knitting and researching genealogy; Lois was an avid knitter making many afghans for friends and family. She loved to cook, watch cooking shows and hosting family birthday dinners. Lois authored two cookbooks; Now You’re Cooking and Cooks R Us, which include our family favorite recipes. Lois and her husband enjoyed playing golf together – and she was lucky to accomplish a hole in one at Caledonia Golf Course in Fayetteville. Lois was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Those left to honor her memory include her daughter Alexis and fiancé Rick Wachal; grandsons Nic (Taylor) Beecher, Alex (Andrea) Beecher, granddaughters Lori (JP) Haffarnan, Stephani (Kevin) Nagle. Great grandchildren Chloe Greig, Peyton Nagle, Isabelle Beecher, Lila Haffarnan, Henrik Beecher, and Cooper Beecher; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, brother and sister-in-laws Verne and Mary Baker, Lynn and Janet Baker, her sister and brother n law Joan and Wilber Arnold, nephew Matthew Arnold and son n law Steve Vander Horn.
Many heartfelt thanks go to the caring staff of Senior Star Staff for all they do!