Vernita C. Oestreich, 85

Vernita Cheryl “Nita” (Koecher) Oestreich, age 85, of Delano, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015.

She was born Sept. 3, 1929, to Chester and Alice (Strehler) Koecher.

Nita was united in marriage to Willard Oestreich June 26, 1954, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hanover.

Nita loved doing all kinds of puzzles, dancing, playing cards, telling jokes, and reading romance novels. She also enjoyed all flowers; planting marigolds and hostas.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Nita is survived by her husband of 60 years, Willard; daughters Karen Carlson and Linda Fabian; five grandchildren, Sara Bialke, Angie Carlson, Bobbie (Dave) Willenbring, Christopher Oestreich and Kelly Fabian; five great-grandchildren, Adam and Gage Zaccardi, and Kalia, Angel and Mattie Mae Brown; and a brother, Arlyn (Kathy) Koecher.

Funeral services took place Thursday, April 23 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Delano, with visitation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to services. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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