Russ 'Half-Pint' Osborn


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Posted Online: March 23, 2013, 7:33 pm
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Russ "Half-Pint" Osborn, 59, of West Burlington, Iowa, died at 3:55 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.
Cremation has been entrusted to Thielen Funeral Home and Crematory, Burlington, Iowa. There will be no visitation. A private family service will be at a later date. A memorial has been established.
Born on Aug. 23, 1953, in Powersville, Mo., he was the son of Harry Lee and Eva Lee Robinson Osborn. In 1978, he married Sharlene Ramirez. They later divorced.
Russ was a welder for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.
He was a graduate of United Township High School, East Moline, and was an U.S. Army Veteran.
He was a member of HOG Club for Harley riders. He loved his Harley's and motorcycles. He also enjoyed gardening, animals and visiting friends and families.
Survivors include one son, Shaun (Cassandra) Osborn, Moline; one daughter, Terra Lundquist, Moline; five grandchildren, Derek, Alaina, Raevyn, Logan and Aleigha; two brothers, Rick (Sandy) Osborn, Rock Island, and Gary Osborn, Nebraska; several nieces and nephews; and his life partner, Terri Ellis, West Burlington. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Russ loved his Harley. He rode hard and lived for the wind in his face.
Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Russ' obituary at thielenfuneralhome.com.












 



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