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Vernon E. Oestreich, 71

Vernon E. Oestreich, age 71, of Belle Plaine, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Mayo Health Clinic Health System in New Prague.

He was born May 22, 1940, to Theodore and Adeline (Drews) Oestreich in Hollywood, MN. Vernon was baptized June 16, 1940, at St. John Lutheran Church in Hollywood; and confirmed Aug. 17, 1977, by the Rev. Walter G. Schultz at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany.

Vernon lived at the Hope Residence in Belle Plaine, and worked at New Options as a piece worker.

He is survived by his brother, Leonard (Marlene) Oestreich of New Germany; sister Marcie (Harold) Gust of St. Louis Park; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service took place Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Lutheran Home Chapel in Belle Plaine.