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Larry James Oseland

January 23, 1948 ~ June 9, 2019 (age 71)


GODFREY -   Larry James Oseland, 71, died at 1:45 p.m., Sunday, June 9, 2019 at his residence.

He was born in Alton, Illinois on January 23, 1948, and was the son of Dearold Merle and Eileen Marie (Ruth) Oseland.

He was raised in the Alton area, and had been employed by the Olin Corporation in East Alton for the majority of his adult life, retiring as a Supervisor after 37 years of dedicated service.

In his spare time, Larry enjoyed fishing, bowling, participating in numerous leagues and teams throughout the years, and most importantly, spending time with his family.

He married the former Mary Grace Adams on June 11, 1966 in Alton, and together they were just two days shy of celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Oseland of Godfrey; a son and daughter in-law, Michael and Amber Oseland ofCollinsville; two daughters, Laura Hart of Cottage Hills and Carolyn Chronister, and her fiance', Jeremy Gilland of South Roxana; six grandchildren, Joseph Benson, Dylan Benson, Justin Mulliman, Christopher Brand, Kadi Zezoffand Chase Zezoff; a great granddaughter, Alice Benson; a sister, Carolyn Grant of Alton; and a brother and sister in-law, Richard and Rene Oseland  of Cottage Hills.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Roger Oseland; and his father in-law and mother in-law,  Oren and Ina Adams.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

Memorials may be given to the Oseland family in care of the funeral home.

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