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Arnold “Arnie” Ostermeyer, 93, Decatur, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, at his residence. Arnie was born Friday, Oct. 22, 1920, in Wells County, the son of the late Martin and Sophie (Thieme) Ostermeyer.
He married Evelyn Schroeder Jan. 18, 1942, at Zion Lutheran Church- Friedheim; she passed away Sept. 18, 2004.
Arnie was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Decatur and American Legion Post 43 in Decatur. Arnie served his country in the United States Army during World War II, where he served in the Signal Corps.
Arnie had been employed as a carpenter with Clarence Bultemeier Construction for 15 years and with the Hawk Construction Co. in Fort Wayne. He retired in 1986 with 30 years of service. Following his retirement, he was able to use his many talents in assisting others in construction projects, both in his church and community.
Surviving are a daughter, Susan Howey of Fort Wayne; a son, Anthony Ostermeyer of Decatur; a sister, Bernice Bearman of New Haven; two granddaughters, Julia (Daniel) Salinas of Columbus, Ohio and Tina (Mark) Cousino of Roswell, Ga.; a grandson, Matt (Julie) Ostermeyer of Fort Wayne; and eight great-grandchildren, Kalob and Drew Salinas; Brandon and Libby Cousino; and Keaton, Madison, Braxton and Isabelle Ostermeyer.
Preceding Arnold in death were two brothers, Norman Ostermeyer and Marvin Ostermeyer; and one sister, Linda Buuck.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, with Rev. Phil Phifer officiating.
Internment will follow in the Decatur Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Post 43 Color Guard.
Friends will be received from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Preferred memorials are to Zion Lutheran Church-Decatur.