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Lynelle Osterbauer 12/18/2017

Lynelle Osterbauer 12/18/2017

Lynelle Kay Osterbauer, age 53, of River Falls passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul. She was born the daughter of Cameron and Elizabeth Hanson on February 8, 1964 in St. Croix Falls. Lynelle was the Valedictorian of her 1982 graduating class from Osceola High School. She attended Golden Valley Lutheran College and on November 19, 1983, she married Gregory A. Osterbauer at Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia, MN. Lynelle worked for West Publishing in St. Paul and Motor Books in Osceola. She also worked for Scoping (proofreading for court reporting), sold life insurance and as data entry for Helgeson Typing. First and foremost, Lynelle was mother to her 3 children. She enjoyed learning and studying about health and nutrition. Lynelle loved family get togethers, walks outdoors and listening to music. She is survived by her husband, Gregory A. Osterbauer; children, Marjorie (Caleb) Stroman, Gregory C. Osterbauer, Geoffrey L. Osterbauer; mother, Elizabeth Hanson; siblings, Debbie (Terry) Christensen, Cynthia Murray, David (Karen) Hanson; other cherished family and friends. Lynelle was preceded in death by her father, Cameron Hanson. A memorial service was held Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 10:00 am at Assembly of God Church (605 Valley View Dr.) in River Falls. Visitation was held Friday, December 22, 2017 from 4-7 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral Home (805 E Division St.) in River Falls and on Saturday from 9:30-10:00 am at the church.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.


  • Kelly LaDue Posted December 19, 2017 8:29 pm

    My deepest love and condolences to you and your family Greg. Such a difficult time, we will be praying for you and your family.

  • Eve Crandell Posted December 20, 2017 5:38 pm

    Lynn is now in heaven with no pain or any suffering. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Praying for you all during this time and during this holiday season. God Bless

  • Jean Priebe Posted December 20, 2017 6:59 pm

    My heartfelt sympathy Greg and family

  • Jim Scully Posted December 21, 2017 1:58 pm

    Greg and family,
    We are truly sorry to read of the passing of your beloved wife and mother. Our thoughts and prayers are coming your way.

  • Kyle Johnson Posted December 21, 2017 11:24 pm

    Greg and family, please find solace in Lynn’s unending grace. She was one of a kind. We will hold you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Linda Schwenke Posted December 22, 2017 4:05 pm

    What a beautiful video of dear Lynn and her loving family!

  • Heidi West Posted December 23, 2017 3:01 am

    Dears, my sincere sympathies to you all in the loss of this beautiful soul. May you find comfort in the memories you have made and the imprint Lynn left with you. Although the years separated us, we were bonded in our youth and I hurt as well, blessings to you all!!
    My sympathies,
    Heidi (Ellingson) West

  • Cheryl Hultquist-Auchterlonie Posted December 29, 2017 4:30 pm

    Hi Gregory I’m so sorry to here about Lynn’s passing she is comfortable now with no pain and the great part is she with Jesus’ Do take care.
    From Karen’s sister Cheryl Hultquist-Auchterlonie

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