TERRY ALVIN OSTERBERG
August 2, 1943 ˜ December 9, 2021
Terry Alvin Osterberg passed away on Dec. 9, 2021, at the age of 78, in Olympia, WA, with family by his side. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile and without a complaint. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, uncle, and friend who will be strongly missed.
Terry was born to Wanda and Lennart Osterberg on Aug. 2, 1943, in Tacoma, WA. He grew up in Shelton, WA, where he graduated from Shelton High School in 1961. He attended Olympic Junior College, Western Washington State College, and Central Washington State College where he met his wife, Susan Wheaton. Together they had two children: Eddie and Suzanne. They settled and lived in Ridgefield, WA, for 43 years. Terry worked in the Concrete Pipe Industry as a contractor and later as a sales manager for over 30 years.
He served six years in the National Guards and volunteered for the Ridgefield Lions Club and served as President of the Ridgefield School Board. Terry was passionate about helping underserved populations and gave his support to many organizations in his 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.
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
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Published by The Columbian on Jan. 5, 2022.