Max Ray Osler

Jul 25, 2006

Max Ray Osler

July 25, 2006


Max Ray Osler, one of six children of Clyde Albert Osler and Myra Ann (King) Osler, was born on February 22, 1918 in Carson, Iowa. Max attended school in Carson until the eighth grade and then worked on the farm.

On July 1, 1939, Max and Marjorie Marie Boyd of Oakland, Iowa were married in Papillion, Nebraska. Their marriage was blessed with eight children, Kenneth Ray, Judith Marlene, Donald Dean, Ronald Lee, Randy Wayne, Michael Raymond, Steven Douglas, and Laurie Ann. Max and Marjorie made their home on a farm near Carson where Marjorie enjoyed her role as a mother and homemaker. Max operated the farm using teams and a wheel tractor in his work and also raised livestock and poultry.

Max entered the United States Army on April 28, 1944. He served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater with the 129th Infantry Regiment and the 727th Amphibian Tractor Battalion where he was a truck driver. Max was awarded the Bronze Star medal "for meritorious service beyond the call of duty" in the Luzon campaign.

In February 1946, Max returned home to Carson. Through the years, Max continued to farm and they lived near Council Bluffs and Hastings, Iowa before retiring to Malvern, Iowa in 1983. Max's enjoyments included gardening, attending rodeos, riding horses and using his horses to pull his sleigh and covered wagon.

In 1991, Max and Marjorie moved to Bellevue, Nebraska. They had been married almost 56 years at the time of Marjorie's death on May 24, 1995. Max continued to live in Bellevue. One of his loves was going to dances at the Eagles Club.

Max died at his daughter Laurie's home in Bellevue on July 25, 2006, at the age of 88 years, 5 months, and 3 days. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son Randy and son Kenneth Osler; wife Marjorie Osler; infant brother Loren; sisters, Norma Massaro, Velma Eckert, Maxine Wallinga, and Sadie Westenburg.

Max is survived by his children; Judy Jackson and husband Larry of Des Moines, Iowa; Donald Osler of Holton, Kansas; Ronald Osler and wife Anita of Skokie, Illinois; Mike Osler of Silver City, Iowa; Steve Osler and wife Karen of Glenwood, Iowa; and Laurie McClemons and husband Dick of Bellevue, Nebraska; 17 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.


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