Andrew L. Osterloo was born March 9, 1910 to Andrew and Anna (Janssen) Osterloo on the family farm south of Emery. He graduated from Emery High School in 1928. On February 23, 1937 he married Velma Plagmann at her parent’s home. They farmed south of Alexandria until 1941 and then moved to a farm south of Emery. In 1980 they retired and moved to Emery where they built a new home. In 2005 they moved to Avera Brady Assisted Living in Mitchell. He was a member of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church. Andy was an extremely kind hearted and generous person. He loved spending time playing games with his grand and great grandchildren. He enjoyed bowling, dart ball, watching basketball and playing bingo.
He is survived by his daughter, Janice Mendel and husband Jack, LaRue, TX; two granddaughters: Lisa Goedken and husband Phill and Jana Grant and husband David, Waterloo, IA; ten great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, Alvin Plagmann, Alexandria and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma in January 2008, infant son, Jerald LaRon Osterloo, three brothers: Hans, Dick and Henry and one sister, Hazel Osterloo.
Memorials are preferred to be made to St. Martin Lutheran Church Memorial Fund
or Avera Brady Building Project.