Robert E. Oesterle, 79, of Wilmington, Ohio died 2:55 PM, Thursday, July 4, 2013 at the Laurels of Blanchester. His wife, Norma J. McDonald Oesterle, survives. They were married March 21, 1955. Mr. Oesterle was born July 1, 1934 in New Holland, Ohio, son of the late Kenneth R. and Grace M. Metzger Oesterle. He was a graduate of New Holland High School.
Mr. Oesterle was a machinist for Cincinnati Milacron. After retiring, he drove a cab for Wilmington Transit.
Mr. Oesterle is survived by a daughter, Pamela S. (Jeffrey A.) Purtee of Wilmington, Ohio; four brothers, Kenneth (Betty) Oesterle of Washington Court House, Ohio, Richard (Helen) Oesterle of Washington Court House, Ohio, Leslie (Susan) Oesterle of Washington Court House, Ohio, and David (Karen) Oesterle of Galloway, Ohio; three sisters, Jean Skinner of Florida, Geraldine Durflinger of Springfield, Ohio, and Judy Gordon of Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Robert (Audrey) Purtee of Chillicothe, Ohio, Benjamin (Fiancée, Alexis Lobdell) Purtee of Findlay, Ohio, and Ashley Purtee of Wilmington, Ohio; two great grandchildren, Ethan Purtee and Isaac Purtee; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, two brothers, Ted Oesterle and Maynard Oesterle, two sisters, Marceline Wallace and Eileen Tatman, and two grandchildren, Lindsey Purtee and Brett Purtee, are preceded in death.
A graveside service will be held at Sugar Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family.