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Mary Osborne

January 2, 1929 — April 22, 2022

Mary Osborne, 93, Rockford, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2022, in Rock Island Village in Eldon, MO with her family at her side. She was born in Rockford, IL on January 2, 1929, the daughter of Horace and Annie (Brooksbank) Wainwright. She married Charles R. “Randy” Osborne on November 2, 1947. Randy and Mary lived in Rockford where they raised their four children and were very active members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Mary was a great homemaker and her family was blessed with her love for gardening, sewing and cooking. Mary was a mom to many and she welcomed and cared for many beyond her own children. For a woman who was rarely mothered, she spent every day making this a wonderful life for everyone she knew. Her greatest love was her grandchildren and she loved having them each for a week of adventure at her home each year. They all remember the many games of cribbage, reading great books, swimming in the pool and the “coin jar” which was theirs for the spending. Mary was a life-long Cubs fan.
Mary is survived by her children, Michael (Anna) Osborne of Osage Beach, MO, Ronald (Pam) Osborne of Rockford, Nancy (Mike) Van Milligen of Dubuque, IA, and Patricia (Phil) Dietrich of Belvidere; 11 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, her husband, Randy and her beloved grandson, Charles R. “Chuck”.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 3300 Rural St. Rockford, IL. Inurnment in the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church columbarium will follow. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Friday, May 13, 2022, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. and again from 10:00 A.M. until time of service on Saturday at the church. To honor the many hours she spent reading to her children and grandchildren, memorials may be sent to Every Child Reads at https://dbqfoundation.org/ECRgive. Share online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Our Savior's Lutheran Church

3300 Rural Street, Rockford, IL 61107

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

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Our Savior's Lutheran Church

3300 Rural Street, Rockford, IL 61107

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