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“We always appreciated Bill's willingness to help in any capacity with the annual QC Bike Ride. He will be greatly missed. ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Bill Langan and TOMRV Staff - IA

“I am deeply sorrowed that my uncle has passed away. Nothing will ever replace the moments in which we shared. May he rest in peace. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: michael b. kirtley - indisnspolis, IN

“Mom and I were so sorry to hear about Bill. Even though we haven't seen one another for awhile it was like we always knew he was there He is in a...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Peggie Burks - Elizabethtown, KY

“Dear Amy and family, We are so sorry to hear of you Dad's passing, I wish I would have known sooner. If there is anything I can do for you please...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Janet anf Jim Muhs - Davenport, IA

“Dear Nancy and family, Bill is certainly going to be missed by many, many people but I think those that will miss him most are the children he helped...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Delphine Vasquez, CHM - Davenport, IA

“Bill for some reason, 34 years ago insisted that I meet this lady. After two days of ducking him in the halls of AMETA I ran smack into him and this...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Herbert Crompton - Sherrard, IL

“Loved his warm loving smile. Always a joy to be with him but too far away for it to be often enough. With you in spirit and asking God to bless...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Betty - Elizabethtown, KY

“To the Osborn family: our deepest sympathies are sent to you! Mr. Osborn was such an inspiration to our community. His giving of his time and...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: The Clearman Family (Rebecca, Emily, & Olivia - TX

“I remember Bill as a kind and loving person. He was always so much fun at our family reunions, which we didn't have enough of. I pary God has mercy...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Lucy - Elizabethtown, KY - cousin

“Thoughts and prayers go out to you Nancy & family. I will always remember playing French Horn with Bill. He really was a great guy to know and was...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Kathy Loving - Moeller - IA

“Our family sends condolences and prayers to the Osborne family. We met when our daughter Jan married Alan Clements. What a wonderful family you...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Barbara and John Ockomon - IN

“I remember being fascinated as a little boy with Bill's love of model planes which he would fly. No surprise he ended up in the airforce. I wasn't...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Rev. Richard Sullivan - KY

“Dear Nancy and Children: So many fond memories of my dear first cousin, Bill. May God Hold Him In The Palm Of His Hand and May He Rest In Peace! My...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Barbara Pawley - Elizabethtown, KY

“I have so many wonderful memories of my time spent with the Osborne family that I could not even begin to write about them. I always loved seeing...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Dianna Hancock - North Liberty, IA

“On behalf of the RSVP/CASI Silver Linings Bell Choir, I'd like to express our sympathy on Bill's passing. His love for music led him to volunteer...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Dave Smith - East Moline, IL

“Nancy and family, Sorry to hear of Bill`s passing. I never saw Bill without a smile. A great man. Although we will miss visitation, we`ll still be...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Donna Ingram

“To Bill's family, I have played with Bill in the St. Ambrose Symphony Community Orchestra for at least the past five years. He will be greatly...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Archana G. Wagle - Bettendorf, IA

“My late husband John Fowler spoke highly of Bill. Please accept my condolences for your loss. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Karen Fowler

“Bill was a wonderful guy. He was a great example of how music continues to be rich and important no matter what your age. He will be greatly missed...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Scott Sund - Walcott, IA

“I played with Bill in orchestra and Park Band. He was a wonderful player and will be missed. ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Janice Gibbs - Bettendorf, IA

“Dear Nancy and family, I am so sorry for your loss and ours. Bill will surely be missed in many ways but the way I knew him best was with the CASI...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Eleanor Hunsley - Davenport, IA


Funeral Services and a Mass of Christian Burial for William Clark Osborne, 81, a resident of Davenport will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1923 N. Fillmore Street, Davenport. Private family burial will be Thursday, September 13, 2012, at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport. There will be a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. that all are encouraged to attend. Memorials may be made to the All Saints Catholic School.
Bill died Friday, September 7, 2012 at Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street, Davenport from an apparent cardiac arrest.
He was born on August 3, 1931 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, the son of Charles Anthony and Elizabeth Malvina "Mallie" (Clark) Osborne. He was united in marriage to Nancy J. Drury on November 30, 1963, in Evansville, Indiana.
He served in the United States Air Force. He graduated from the University of Evansville and received an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology. He was employed as an Industrial Engineer at Newark Air Force Base in Newark, OH and retired from the Rock Island Arsenal in 1989 after 30 years of service.
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #532. Bill played the French Horn and was a member of the St. Ambrose Orchestra, a member of Big River Brass Band, a member of the Bettendorf Park Board and De Witt Community Bands and was a founding member of the CASI Band. He participated in CASI's "Listen to Me Read" program at All Saints Catholic School and was a volunteer on the APRIS program on WVIK. He was an avid bicyclist and participated in seven RAGBRAI tours.
Surviving Bill are his wife, Nancy, Davenport, daughters, Amy (Jim) Schebler, Davenport, IA and Beth (Kevin) Weimerskirch, Flower Mound, TX; grandchildren, Molly and Grace Schebler and Andrew and Faith Weimerskirch and a sister, Beverly (Justin) Steurer, Jupiter, FL.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters Ann Kirtley and Agnes Clements.