[IRCNews] Bob Osterhous, W9PSE, arrangements

Ken Bandy ken.kj9b at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 14:43:08 CDT 2018

Robert Osterhous

Robert Osterhous of Indianapolis passed away July 25. He was born in
Indianapolis Sept. 7, 1932 to Carl and Margaret (Carr) Osterhous.

Bob graduated from Broad Ripple High School in 1950 and Purdue University
in 1954 with a degree in electrical engineering.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.

Bob worked in the family business, Welding Equipment and Supply Co., which
he eventually owned, until his retirement. He enjoyed traveling around the
state training manufacturing employees in the latest welding techniques.

He married Joan (Chance) Osterhous in 1963 and they remained happily
married until her death in 2012.  In 2015, he found happiness again when he
married Martha (Marty) Morris Osterhous. He liked to say he was the general
and she was the captain, but Marty says sometimes the captain overrules the

He was a long-time amateur (HAM) radio operator since 1951 and was a member
of the Indianapolis Radio Club for 67 years. His HAM radio friends will be
expecting a QSL card from heaven.

Bob was also a car enthusiast and was a member of the Milestone Car Society
- Indianapolis and the Lincoln & Continental Owners Club – Hoosier Region,
where he edited the member newsletter.

He was a member of the Central Indiana Chapter of the American Theatre
Organ Society, the American Welding Society, Scientech and St. Luke’s
Methodist Church.

Bob was a loyal and enthusiastic volunteer at the Indiana War Memorial
where he loved guiding visitors through the radio room.

He is survived by his wife, Marty, brother-in-law Richard Chance, nephew
Tom Chance and nieces Barbara Chance and Marilyn Shank and Marty’s family
members, daughters Helen Adams and Elizabeth Fuller, sons-in-law Mike Adams
and Glen Fuller and Marty’s grandchildren, Katherine Adams, Ava and
Isabella Fuller.

Calling will be Sunday, July 29, from noon to 2 p.m.
<x-apple-data-detectors://12> at Flanner & Buchanan Broad Ripple, 1305
Broad Ripple Ave. <x-apple-data-detectors://13>, with services at 2 p.m.
<x-apple-data-detectors://14> Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial


Ken, KJ9B
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