Josephine Ostermeyer, 94

Josephine C. Ostermeyer, 94, formerly of Loon Lake, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at Miller’s Merry Manor where she was admitted Nov. 26.She was born June 4, 1916 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Joseph and Carrie (Harmon) Laisure. Her formative years were spent in Fort Wayne. She graduated from South Side High School.On Sept. 25, 1938 she was united in marriage to Frederick H. Ostermeyer. They made their home in Fort Wayne until 1950 when they moved to Loon Lake. Mr. Ostermeyer died Oct. 24, 2003.She worked at Columbia City Utilities for numerous years.Surviving relatives include a son, Larry F. (Brenda) Ostermeyer of West Lafayette; a daughter, Barbara (James) Gibson of Columbia City; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Edward Lee Ostermeyer; a grandson; and two sisters, Bernice Cramer and Phyllis Wagner.The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City with visitation after 12 p.m. Tuesday. The burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to Parkview Home Health & Hospice.Condolences may be sent to