TerryAlvinOsterberg passedawayon December9th 2021atthe ageof78, inOlympia, Washington with familyby hisside.His battlewith serious medicalissues inrecent yearsshowedhis courage in facinglife challenges with a smile and without a complaint.He was a lovinghusband,father, grandfather,father-in-law, uncle,and friendwhowillbe stronglymissed.
Terry was born to Wanda and Lennart Osterberg on August 2nd, 1943 in Tacoma, Washington. Hegrewup inShelton, Washington where hegraduatedfrom SheltonHighSchool in1961.HeattendedOlympicJuniorCollege,Western WashingtonStateCollege,andCentralWashingtonState College where he met his wife, Susan Wheaton. Together they had two children: Eddie andSuzanne.Theysettled andlivedin Ridgefield, Washington for 43years.Terryworked intheConcrete PipeIndustry as a contractorand later as a salesmanager forover 30 years.
Heserved sixyears in theNational Guards andvolunteered for theRidgefield LionsClub andservedasPresidentof theRidgefieldSchool Board.Terry waspassionateabout helping underservedpopulations and gavehis support tomany organizations inhis community.
Terry had a love for travel, sports, music, playing card games, and spending time with family, friends, and his sweet dogs. Terry’s first trip with friends around the United States in his 1957 Chevy sparked a love for travelling. He later travelled to Europe, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, and New York City where he would visit his daughter, and in 2018 he watched her run in the New York City Marathon.
Terry embodies the sentiment: “the most important thing in life is how you make people feel.” Terry made everyone he met feel loved and welcome.
Terry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sue; children; Eddie, Suzanne (Sumeer); grandchildren: Asha and Amaya Singla; and numerous other family members, friends, and dogs.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in the spring.
Memorial Donations can be made in memory of Terry Osterberg to Hospice Care:
Providence Sound Homecare and Hospice
4200 6th Ave SE Suite 201 Lacey, Washington 98503
or online Providence Southwest Washington Foundation | Home