Edward Oscar Osborne

Osborne, Edward_oval

July 11, 1938 ~ February 14, 2017

Edward O. Osborne, 78, of Sioux Falls, died Tuesday February 14, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family, following a lengthy battle with heart disease.

Memorial services will be 1:30 pm, Tuesday February 21, 2017, at Church at the Gate, 6820 W. 26th St. Sioux Falls. Full Military Honors will follow.

Edward O Osborne was born in Farmington, MI, on July 11, 1938, to Hazel and Edwin Osborne. He attended school in Farmington until he enlisted in the US Air Force in 1955. After serving stateside and abroad, Ed completed his military duties in August of 1959, at Ellsworth AFB and chose to make South Dakota his permanent home. Ed spent his lifetime in household sales, specializing in vacuum cleaners. In 1990, he opened Edie O’$ Casino on West 41st St., Sioux Falls. In 2004, Ed finally asked Laurel to marry him after 21 years of dating, and they were wed.

Ed will be deeply missed by his wife, Laurel; ten children; twenty-nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren; Ed is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gene Osborne and Chuck Woodruff; and two sisters, Maxine Stanek and Marilou Himmelspach.

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  • Kari says:

    I had the great honor of being Ed’s nurse many times in Outpatient Care Center. I am so very sorry for your loss! What a special person he was; so kind, funny and tough as nails. He had 9 lives-even with all his medical issues, he always had a smile no matter how he felt. I will miss being nearly run over by him on his scooter-haha! It will be sad not seeing him every week. He was one of our favorite patients! I know you all are heartbroken and I am deeply sorry.

  • Richard Boskey says:

    My sympathies and condolences to Laurel and all of Ed’s family, Ed was a good guy and he was always wearing a smile no matter what and he was friendly and inviting to all. May God bless him and his family in their time of loss.

  • Heather says:

    I got to see Ed twice a week in OCC, I always enjoyed our visits together and will miss his friendly smile and his little bit of wisdom or advice he had to give. He truly will be missed as he was one of my favorite patients every week! I am so sorry for your loss!

  • Dawn says:

    My deepest sympathies Laurel. I got to know you and Ed back in the late 80’s on the Kirby trips. “Edie O” had such a enthusiastic spirit it was a pleasure to be in the company of you both. It was evident that you two had a special love for each other, what a precious gift. Peace and love of our Father be with you during this difficult time.

  • Stacy C says:

    My deepest sympathies to Laurel and Edie O’s family.
    I got to know Edie over the years through Starbucks (Venti Latte). He was such a wonderful man! No matter what was going on in his life, there was always a smile on his face 🙂
    Edie O will be greatly missed!
    May God bless you all at this difficult time.

  • During this time of loss, we at AseraCare Hospice, would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. The nurses and staff at AseraCare thank you for the privilege of being able to serve you during these difficult times. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
    – The AseraCare Hospice Team

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