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Delores M. Oesau

July 8, 1923 — October 22, 2015

Delores M. Oesau

Delores M. Oesau, age 92 of Buffalo City passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Wabasha. She was born on July 8, 1923 in Canton, Minnesota, the daughter of Anton and Elsie (Balk) Sass. She worked for 37 years as a laundry aid and in housekeeping for three different nursing homes. She never missed a day of work or was never late for a shift. Delores made homemade cookies on holidays for the residents and took time to visit with each one. She retired at age 91 on January of 2015. Delores had a green thumb and would garden on the farm and also enjoyed canning. She always had people requesting her recipes for her homemade goodies. Delores especially loved to cook and bake for her family. Delores married William Oesau on February 28, 1954 until his death on February 1, 1977. They had two sons, Ronnie and Randy. Delores was devoted to her community, going as far as donating blood on a regular basis. She’s an active, long-time member of Hope United Church of Christ in Cochrane. The church could always count on her to donate pies or cookies for various occasions. Delores loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to share pictures and stories of them with her friends. Delores was fondly called “great-gram” by all the family. She wanted to make sure her family stayed warm and made quilts for everyone. She will be greatly missed by all those that knew her and touched her life. Delores is survived by her son, Randy (Janice) Oesau; grandchildren, Beth (Todd) Comero and Brian (Naomi) Oesau; great-grandchildren, Madison, Brody, Kaelyn, Mason, Tucker, Morgan, Myles, Hartley and one on the way; brothers, William (Lilly) Sass and Lyle Sass; sisters, Darlene Schaefer and Doreen Rieger; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William; sons, Robert and Ronnie; daughter, Mary Ann; brothers, Laverne Sass and Vernon Sass. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Talbot Family Funeral Homes – Cochrane Chapel with a memorial gathering beginning at 11:00 am. Private burial will be held at a later date at Buffalo City Cemetery.
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Sunday, October 25, 2015

11:00am - 1:00pm (Central time)

Talbot Family Funeral Home, Cochrane Chapel

243 N. Main Street, Cochrane, WI 54622

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

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Talbot Family Funeral Home, Cochrane Chapel

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