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Ruben J. Oestreich

1906 - 1994


Ruben J. Oestreich, 88, formerly of 1307 Ruth St., Watertown, died this-morning, Sept. 30, 1994, at Marquardt Memorial Manor following an apparent stroke.


Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church with the Rev. Rick Heilman officiating.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.


Friends and relatives may call to pay their respects at the funeral home Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Monday until the time of the service.  A scripture service is planned Sunday at 8 p.m.


Memorials, if desired, may be directed to St. Henry Parish Center or St. Henry Youth Group.


Oestreich was born April 3, 1906 in Ixonia, son of Otto and Emma (Kuester) Oestreich.  On May 1, 1929 he married the former Frances Weyland in Gilbertville, Iowa.  He was a 1925 graduate of Watertown High School and a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, where he majored in pharmacy.  He had been employed at Behlke Drug Store in Watertown, and as a nurse and pharmacist at the former St. Mary*s Hospital in Watertown and Watertown Memorial Hospital for 43 years.  Oestreich was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, its Holy Name Society, and American Association of Retired Persons.


Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mary (LaVern) Wanke, Rose (Donald) Haznaw and Joanne (James) Kraemer, all of Watertown; two sons, Richard of Columbus, Ohio, and James (Judith) of New York, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; 21 greatgrandchildren; other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters in infancy.



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