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Orvin J. Oesau, 89, died Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Ascension All Saints Medical Center. He was born in Alma, Wisconsin, October 17, 1929, son of the late Jacob and Selma (Nee: Michaels) Oesau.

He married Betty Jean Johnson on June 24, 1958. She preceded him in death, July 4, 2013. Orvin was employed by J.I. Case Company for 29 years before retiring in 1991. He belonged to their “20 Year Club.” More than anything it was time spent with his family that he treasured the most.

He will be dearly missed by his children, Kathleen (Bob) Allen, Heidi (Bernie) Poulsen, Suzanne Oesau (Lori Mehleis); daughter-in-law, Debra Oesau; grandchildren, Genevieve Langford, Jacob (Lori) Oesau, Pollyanna (Adam) Skalecki, Hannah (Tylor) Frievalt, Nina (Dave) McCoy, Ryan (Maggie) Poulsen; great-grandchildren, Ciayra Ray, Renee, Jacob Jr., and Lilly Oesau, Ryder and Reece Skalecki, Hayden McCoy, Clayton and Truett Frievalt; great-great grandson, Keegan Ray-Bernal; sisters and brothers, Helen Borchardt, Kathleen Petrusich, Irma Clope, Ellen (Larry) Brandt; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Don Browers, Dale (Sue) Johnson; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his son, Victor; great grandson, Lamont Mykle Langford; sister, Margaret Browers; and brother, Edward.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Maresh-Meredith Funeral Home, 803 Main St., with Rev. Richard J. Molter officiating. Private interment with full military honors will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 21731 Spring St. Relatives and friends may meet with the family from 10 to 11 am. Friday at the funeral home,

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.