Kenneth M. Osterhout

February 15, 1943 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Kenneth Osterhout Obituary

Kenneth M. Osterhout, 80, of Muncy, died Thursday, January 11, 2024 at his home with his loving wife by his side.

Born February 15, 1943, in Jackson, MI, he was the son of the late Marion Osterhout and Isabel (Rogers) Gooding. On May 19, 1967, he married his first wife, Jeanette W. Osterhout. Together they celebrated 42 years of marriage before her death April 28, 2009. On August 14, 2010, he married the former Jeanne (Manbeck) Wilhelm, who survives. Together they celebrated 13 years of marriage.

Ken was a high school graduate. He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force. Following his time in the Air Force, Ken served in the Vermont Air National Guard for 26 years, retiring as Senior Master Sergeant.  Along with his service in the Air Force, he spent much of his professional career working with marginalized people including those with intellectual disabilities, mental health challenges, and incarcerated individuals.

He was a member of Crossroads Church Muncy Campus. Before moving out of the area, Ken was also a member of the Forest Dale Vermont Wesleyan Church for over 40 years where he served faithfully in many different capacities.

Ken was a Mr. Fix It and enjoyed tinkering with tools. He was fond of making and collecting wooden toys. He was a lover of people and never met a stranger.  He always had a story or anecdote to share and especially loved sharing how his life had been changed by a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Amy Osterhout, of South Bend, IN; former daughter-in-law, Christy (Joe) Osterhout Thompson, of Cypress, TX; step-son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Susie Wilhelm, of Clarks Summit, PA; step-daughter and son-in-law Beth and Mike Driscoll of Muncy; former sister-in-law, Janice Gearwar, of Brandon, VT; and 17 grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and first wife, he was predeceased by a son, Jay Osterhout.

A memorial service will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, February 17 at the Crossroads Church Muncy Campus, 628 E. Penn St., Muncy, with Pastor Tim Wittrock, officiating.

Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to Crossroads Church Muncy Campus, 628 E. Penn St., Muncy, PA 17756 or PMA Alliance (Parkinson and Movement Disorder Alliance), 2030 Baseline Rd #182-6207, Phoenix, AZ 85041. 

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Memorial Service
February 17, 2024

3:00 PM
Crossroads Church Muncy Campus (Penn St)


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