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Oswald "Ossie" E. Ihle

December 29, 1928 — September 7, 2012

Oswald "Ossie" E. Ihle, 83, of Coon Valley, died Friday evening September 7, 2012 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. He was born December 29, 1928 to Oscar and Hannah (Gronvold) Ihle in the Town of Coon, Vernon County. He was baptized and confirmed at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Ossie served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Annette Kuester on June 30, 1961 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Chaseburg. Ossie worked in maintenance at Viterbo University in La Crosse for 21 years and was a self employed jack-of-all-trades in the area for many years.

Ossie was active in the Coon Valley American Legion Post #116 for over 50 years and was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion and a life long member of the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, woodworking, watching the Milwaukee Brewers and was a regular at the Coon Valley Park watching area baseball teams.

Survivors include his wife Annette; his son Orlin of La Crosse; daughter-in-law Cori Hohlfeld of La Crosse; 2 grandchildren Lauren and Alex; a sister Alice Nerison of Westby and a brother Verlin (Jan) Ihle of Coon Valley along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters Gladys Stendahl and Hazel Rudie.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday September 12, 2012 at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church with Rev. Mitzi Miyamoto officiating. Burial with military honors by the Coon Valley American Legion Post #116 will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time. Memorials may be given to the Coon Valley Lutheran Church or Coon Valley American Legion Post #116.

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