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Douglas Bruce Osborn, 61, Carmel, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017, at his home. He was born Sept. 3, 1955, in Waverly, Iowa, to Donald Bruce and Marilyn Mae (Mueller) Osborn. On Aug. 12, 1977, he married Nancy Jo Daniels, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 7, 1998. On Oct. 17, 2008, he married Terri Biever, in Hermann, Missouri, and she survives.
Doug graduated from Grant High School in 1973 and earned a B.S. in mathematics and education at Ferris State, a B.S. in electrical engineering at Iowa State and an MBA at Ball State. In high school and college, Doug worked at Moore's Fruit Market in customer service. From 1977 to 1979, he worked at Earlham Middle School in Iowa, teaching math, coaching and driving a school bus. In 1981, he began working at General Motors as an electrical engineer, retiring in 2013. Doug was an accomplished electrical engineer with six patents. One of his patents is honored with a plaque at Epcot Center in Disney World. In 2010, he was presented with the Delphi Innovation Hall of Fame President's Award.
He enjoyed bicycling, volunteering and participating at organized bicycling events, skiing, and scuba diving. He also enjoyed fishing and playing with his grandkids and vacations and hiking with his wife and family. He was a member of the Kokomo Bicycle Club, Rails-to-Trails and the Central Indiana Bicycling Association.
He is survived by his wife, Terri Osborn; his daughter, Christina (Scott) Russell; grandchildren, Christian, Isabel and Hunter Russell; parents; sisters, JoEllen (Steve) Hilbrand and Jean (Paul Bailey) Swee; brothers-in-law, Richard (Beth) Biever and Don Biever; sister-in-law, Patty (Pat) Mynsberge; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife and his grandparents.
A celebration of life for Doug will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, March 6, 2017, at Chapel Hill Christian Church, 2600 W. Alto Road, with Pastor Steve Allen officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rails-to-Trails, 2121 Ward Ct., NW 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20037, or to the Caring House, 2625 Pickett Road, Durham, NC, 27705. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.stoutandson.com. Stout & Son Funeral Home, Russiaville, has been entrusted with arrangements.
Published on March 4, 2017
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