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Gerhard "Ozzie" Ausborn

June 14, 1922 - January 29, 2021
From: Sac City, IA
Gerhard "Ozzie" Ausborn

Gerhard "Ozzie" Ausborn

Born: June 14, 1922
Died: January 29, 2021
Age: 98
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   Gerhard “Ozzie” Ausborn, age 98 of Sac City, IA, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 29, 2021, at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City. Gerhard “Ozzie” Max Ausborn was born on June 14, 1922, to parents Max and Charlotte (Huschke) Ausborn in Potsdam, Germany. He moved to the United States when he was nine months old and attended elementary school Lytton and then high school in Sac City, IA.  Ozzie graduated from Sac City High School with the class of 1940. 
   After graduation, Ozzie enlisted into the United States Army Air Corps where he served during World War II with the 309th Fighter Squadron. He earned the ranking of Staff Sergeant and received many special honors including eight campaign and battle star medals. Ozzie was honorably discharged in May of 1945.
   On June 11, 1945, Ozzie married the love of his life, Marie Wiegand, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Rockwell City, IA. This union was blessed with seven children: Dale, Donna, LuAnn, Darrell, Mary Lou, Kris, and Robert. He and Marie raised their family in Lake City where he farmed until he was 40 years old. He later worked for the State of Iowa’s Department of Revenue as a tax auditor.
   Ozzie was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sac City, IA. He served as treasurer of the local Holy Name Society, was an active member of VFW Post 590, as well as the American Legion.  Ozzie had many hobbies and things he enjoyed doing in his spare time including ballroom dancing, square dancing, attending kids’ athletic events, and annual reunions with his military unit, the 309th Squadron.  He was privileged to go on the Honor Flight in 2009.
   Ozzie and Marie had a genuine love of dancing and were quite good at it. Imagine the two of them doing the Jitterbug on the dancefloor back in the 50’s and 60’s, what great partners they made. The two of them also enjoyed traveling the world and were quite fond of their many trips to Germany. They were blessed to share 74 wonderful years together.
   “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone Lord, make me dwell in safety” Psalms 4:8. May he rest in peace. 
   Those left to cherish Ozzie’s memory include his children: Donna (Rich) Baumann of Lake City, IA, LuAnn Irby of Auxvasse, MO, Darrell (Martha) Ausborn of Yankton, SD, Mary Lou (Stephen) Engel of Sac City, IA, Kris (Janet) Ausborn of Waukee, IA, and Bob Ausborn of Sac City, IA; daughter-in-law Sarah Ausborn of Clarksville, TN; grandchildren: Anna (Richard) Kulaski, Rebecca (Ryan) Brown, Jessica Ausborn, Mark (Leah) Baumann, Matt (Teresa) Baumann, Shonna (Chris) Smith, Anita Thompson, Dianna (Jeff) Jones, Anthony (Jennifer) Ausborn, Andrew (Megan) Ausborn, Adam (Morgan) Ausborn, David (Micheala) Engel, Lisa (Nick) Kies, Tom (Jackie) Ausborn, Mark (Valerie) Ausborn, and Julie (Jared) Butler; great-grandchildren: Rockwell, Kohen and Quinten Kulaski, Indira and Elizabeth Brown, Anne and Will Baumann, Jay (Mariah) Baumann, Kelly Smith, Torben Thompson, Haley, Lilly and Emelie Jones, Dorie, Micheal and Marcus Ausborn, Isabel and Ryan Ausborn, Clara and Eva Ausborn, Parker, Owen and Oliver Engel, Colson and Miranda Kies, Gwendolyn and Emilia Ausborn, Graham and Meredith Ausborn, Bennett, Jacob and Sophie Butler; great-great grandchildren: Liza and Owen Baumann; many extended family members and friends.
   Ozzie was preceded in death by his wife Marie; son Dale Ausborn; son-in-law Doyle Irby; parents Max and Charlotte; brothers Max and Clarence; sister Lorraine Best; and great-grandson John Baumann.

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made in Ozzie’s memory to:

VFW Post 590
409 N. 5th Street
Sac City, IA 50583 


Mary’s Choice
PO Box 5172
Sioux City, IA 51102


Mass of the Christian Burial
10:30 a.m., Monday
February 1, 2021
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Sac City, Iowa

Father Joe Dillinger
Father Larry McCarty
Deacon Butch Stone
ONE HOUR PRIOR to service
9:30 a.m., Monday
February 1, 2021
St. Mary's Catholic Church 
Sac City, Iowa
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Friday, February 12, 2021 at 6:54 AM
“Ozzie and Marie will always hold a special place in my heart. Sending you all love and prayers. ”
- Jodi Widajewski
Monday, February 1, 2021 at 8:02 PM
“Rest in peace Uncle Gerhard, you will be missed by all.”
- Doug Best
Monday, February 1, 2021 at 12:17 PM
“Our prayers & sympathy to Ozzie's family. May all your precious memories help ease your pain at this sad time! 😪🙏”
- Jan & Bill Engler
Monday, February 1, 2021 at 10:42 AM
“Our condolences to Kris and the whole Ausborn family. I offer prayers that you find the peace you seek.”
- Mick & Shelley Ahrens
Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 3:32 PM
“We offer our sympathy to all of Ozzie's family. ED will miss visiting with him about Germany-- Ed's dad was 17 when he came here from Germany. May he rest in peace. ”
- Ed & Mairlys Rehm
Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:32 AM
“Best wishes to Ozzie's family. Enjoyed working with Ozzie at the Revenue Department. ”
- Duane Wergeland
Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 9:53 AM
“Darrell, Martha, Anthony, Drew, Adam and families, Our sympathies to your entire family during his time of loss. As Drew said the other day it was good to reflect on a man who lived a good life. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. ”
- Jeff and Karen Sternquist
Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 9:53 AM
“So Sorry for your loss! May you remember the good times and his Love for All. May God Guide through this journey.”
- Rebecca Peters
Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 6:56 AM
“I spent alot of time in the Ausborn home during school days! I enjoyed them both. Our sympathy to all of the family.”
- Dick and Jan Eilders
Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 7:07 PM
“Ozzie & Marie where good friends with Margaret & Pat Hood sorry to hear about your loss. 🙏 our prayers & thoughts are with you & your families.”
- John & Janice Hood
Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 5:52 PM
“Sympathy to Ozzie & Marie's family. They were like our 2nd parents. Ozzie and Dad worked together for the State of Iowa. They were at all of our weddings, Ozzie usually acting as one of the bar tenders. And they were there for us when Mom was sick. RIP dear Friend ❤️ Mary Vogel”
- Mary Hood Vogel
Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 2:36 PM
“Mary Lou - So sorry to hear of the death of your Dad. May your fond memories ease your pain. Nelda ”
- Nelda Bartels
Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1:51 PM
“Oh how I hated not being able to visit him due to covid. I will always remember him when I have a chocolate chip cookie, with pecans of course. And his girls were our baby sitters when they lived on the farm near Lake City. Our love and prayers with so many good memories. Roger and Marlene”
- Roger and Marlene Glasnapp
Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1:51 PM
“Thoughts and Prayers for all him and all his family...he was such a kind caring man and he and Marie will be missed ”
- Cindy Williams
Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1:51 PM
“Sincere condolences to the family of Gerhard Osborn. Sending prayers for strength and comfort to all of the family. May Gerhard Rest in Peace.”
- Susan Mohr
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