Charles J. Ostermeier, 68, of Green Bay, Wis., formerly of Kewaunee, Wis. and Geneseo, died Sunday evening, Sept. 19, 2010, at home. A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at MALCORE (West) Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason St., Green Bay. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at the funeral home.


Charles J. Ostermeier, 68, of Green Bay, Wis., formerly of Kewaunee, Wis. and Geneseo, died Sunday evening, Sept. 19, 2010, at home. A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at MALCORE (West) Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason St., Green Bay. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at the funeral home.

He was born Dec. 16, 1941, in Springfield, the son of John and Helen (Morgan) Ostermeier. He graduated from Illinois State University with a master’s degree in history. He was a dedicated teacher at Geneseo High School for his entire career, teaching English, literature and history, retiring as department head in 1990. He then moved to Kewaunee, where he owned a small family farm. He later retired to Green Bay. He will be remembered for his enjoyment of classical music, classic literature and history.

Survivors include three sons and spouses, Charles and Gaylia and their children, Loretta and Lillian of Slater, Iowa, Larry and Jackie and their children, Emily and Abby of Kewaunee, and John and Holly and their children, Isabel and Ben of Appleton, Wis.; a daughter and spouse, Mary and John Otradovec and their son, Frank, and an additional child on the way, of Kewaunee; one “sister” and spouse, Pat and Bill Meteer of Athens, and one “brother” and spouse, Tom and Peggy Ostermeier of Athens.