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Clifford W. Oestreich - Rochester

Clifford W. Oestreich - Rochester
Clifford Oesteich

Clifford Wallace Oestreich, 87, of Rochester, formerly of Stewartville and Janesville, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011, of natural causes, at Shorewood Campus in Rochester.

Clifford was born in Waseca County on Aug, 11, 1923. He was the son of Walter K. and Elsie Oestreich.

Clifford was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Milton and Lyle and their wives.

Clifford was baptized at St. John's-Lutheran Church in Iosco and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Janesville. He graduated from Waseca High School and attended Valparaiso University. Cliff was married to Rosella Ewert on Oct. 26, 1947. Cliff was a farmer, sold seed corn and went on to be a sales manager for Pioneer Hi-Bred.

He was always active in his church, the Lions Club and his community.

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The family wishes to thank the Rochester Shorewood staff for their care in the last years of Cliff's life.

Clifford is survived by his wife, Rosella; children, Carol Clark, Dean (Joni) Oestreich, and Gwen (Bill) Whiting; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one niece and five nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Stewartville on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, with Pastor Lyle Fritsch officiating. Visitation will take place at the church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, at Janesville's St. John's-Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Iosco Township. Pastor Griffin will officiate.

Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville.

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