Gordon Lyle Osterloo


May 24, 1936 - October 29, 2015


     Gordon Lyle Osterloo was born May 24, 1936 in Hanson County to George and Tena (Schroeder) Osterloo.  He grew up on the family farm six miles south of Alexandria and graduated from Emery High School in 1955. In February 1956 he joined the US Army. On October 26, 1959 he married Lila Hillard in Emery and then moved to Mitchell where they made their home.  Gordy was employed as a TV Technician until retiring in 2006.  He was an avid golfer and bowler.

     He is survived by Lila, his wife of 56 years, eight children: Julie (Loren) VanOverschelde, Mitchell, Steve (Delores) Osterloo, Sioux Falls, Barb Grohs, Mitchell, Carolyn (Chris) Matheson, Sioux Falls, Randal (Allison) Osterloo, Sioux Falls, Diane (Andy) Van Deun, Lincoln, NE, Jen (Ryan) Shawd, Watertown, Katie (Jeremy) Morrison, Mitchell; 18 grandchildren: Lacey (Matt) Hayes, Beau VanOverschelde, Alex (Shelby) VanOverschelde, Alyssa Osterloo and fiancé, Kyle Baier, Carly Osterloo,  Drew Grohs, Derek (Melinda) Grohs, Randi Grohs, Zoe Matheson, Macy Matheson, Sam Matheson, Evy Osterloo, Jack Osterloo, George Osterloo, Noah Shawd, Isaac Shawd, Everett Morrison, Lyla Morrison; four great grandchildren: Will Hayes, Avonell Hayes, Lucas Grohs and Baby VanOverschelde due December 10, 2015; two sisters-in-law: Betty Osterloo, Mitchell and Barbara Osterloo, Ames, IA. 

     Gordon was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Byron and Gerald.


In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Mitchell Foundation for Catholic Education

and John Paul II Elementary School.




Sunday, November 1, 2015
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service ~ 5:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Monday, November 2, 2015
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Sharon Stettnichs on November 3, 2015
Steve and Delores
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Posted by Wayne Osterloo on November 2, 2015
I was so saddened to hear of Gordon's passing. I will always remember him for his good-naturedness and his willingness to play with us kids at Grandma's house on Sunday afternoons. My sympathy to everyone.
Posted by Denise Campbell on November 2, 2015
So sorry for your loss
Posted by Denise Campbell on November 2, 2015
So sorry for you loss
Posted by Cherie & Ron scheich on November 1, 2015
We were out of town when got the news of Gordy. We will keep you and your family in our prayers
Posted by Dennis & Sheila Paulus on October 31, 2015
Many great memories of Gordy. Denny enjoyed working with Gordy at Rew's. Always had time for others.. God Bless!!
Posted by Beth Wethor on October 31, 2015
So sorry about the passing of Uncle Gordon. Daddy (Byron), Gerald, and Gordon are joined as brothers in heaven. You can even feel their love and mischievous laughter once again. You all are in my prayers.
Posted by Pat Shawd on October 31, 2015
Thinking of you all! May you find comfort in the many memories you have to share. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Posted by Joel and Tracy Morrison on October 31, 2015
My you all find comfort in each other and hold your memories of Gordon near your heart💕. Thinking and praying for the family and friends.
Posted by Machelle & Graham Timbey on October 31, 2015
Sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our prayers.
Posted by Steve & Shana Andrzejewski on October 31, 2015
We are very sorry for your loss and your entire family are in our prayers. Many a night was spent talking with Mr. O as he sat in his recliner and many a day playing horse in the back yard. I will always cherrish those memories.
Posted by Dana Robey Freeman on October 30, 2015
My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family. May your memories help you all during this time.
Posted by David and Leona Feiner on October 30, 2015
We wish to extend out deepest sympathy to you Lila and family.
Posted by Carol Hagedorn on October 30, 2015
You have my Sympathy. Keeping you in my thought and prayers.
Posted by Maribeth Strand on October 30, 2015
My sympathy to you and your family, I will keep you all in my prayers.
Posted by Kathy Hilton on October 30, 2015
My sympathy to your family. Will keep you all in thought and prayer.
Posted by Kristi Gunn on October 30, 2015
Prayers of comfort in your time of need.
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