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Kenneth Eli "Ken" Osterberger

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Kenneth Eli "Ken" Osterberger Obituary
Kenneth Eli Osterberger "Ken," 86, a True Southern Gentleman, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on August 10, 2016, after suffering the devastating affects of Alzheimer's Disease. Survived by his wife, Harriet of 30 years, his son, Trey; son, Don Klung and wife, Robin, and children, Rachel and David of VA, son, Mike Klung and wife, Shanna; their children, Nicholas, Emily, and Madeline and her husband, Travis Wesley and their son, Kayden; daughter, Missy and husband, Richard Gingras and their children, Matthew, Michael and Andrew of East Lansing, Michigan. Preceded in death by former wife, Margaret Simmons and sister, Rosalind Poleman. Ken did not want us to mention his very long list of accomplishments, but we'll mention a few. He was president of the LSU student body from 1952 to 1953, and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He served during the Korean War as 2nd Lt. in the US Army 10th infantry division, a city councilman, and as Mayor Pro Tem for 8 years in the 1960s. Ken was local and state president of Jaycees, National Vice President of United States Jaycees and Jaycees International Senator, president of EBR State LSU alumni chapter and founder of the Louisiana Senate prayer breakfast. Ken was elected to the Louisiana State Senate in 1971, retiring from that office in 1991. Visitation will be held at Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, on Sunday, August 14, 2016, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Visitation will resume at 12:00 PM on Monday August 15, 2016, until funeral services at 2:00 PM, officiated by Pastor Garlin Mizell of Bethany. Burial will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to , Bethany World Prayer Center or Carpenter House, 10615 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff at Carpenter House. Family and friends may sign the online guest book or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 11 to Aug. 15, 2016
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