Brian G. Osterhaus

Brian G. Osterhaus, 57, of Dyersville passed away peacefully Thursday, May 23, 2024, at his home surrounded by family and friends.

A visitation will be held from 2 – 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville.  Visitation will continue from 9 – 10 am at the funeral home prior to funeral mass.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in St. Boniface cemetery in New Vienna.  Rev. Chris Podhajsky will officiate.

Brian was born on June 15, 1966, the son of Roger and Darlene (Brunsmann) Osterhaus.  He graduated from Beckman High School in 1984. Brian went on to attend Coe College where he played football and was a member of the TKE fraternity, graduating in 1988 with a degree in history. Brian married Leisa Myers on August 28, 1992, at St. Pius X Parish in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Taking lessons from his father, Brian was an expert carpenter for over 35 years. Brian will be remembered as a loving, hard-working husband, father and friend with an infectious laugh who was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Survivors include his wife, Leisa, two daughters: JoJo (Tyler) Johnson and Maya Osterhaus, of Dyersville; his parents, Roger and Darlene Osterhaus of New Vienna; siblings: Bruce (Traci) Osterhaus of Guyton, GA, Bart (Lynn) Osterhaus of Dyersville and Jan (Jim) Pirc of Delhi, IA; in-laws: Dawn (Judd) Zulgad of Minneapolis, MN, Kurt Myers (Corey Duvel) of Marion, IA, and Kraig (Nadine) Myers of Walker, IA; nieces: Ashley (Matt) Striplin, Emily (Melissa) Pittman, Jill Osterhaus, Katelyn Pirc, Courtney (Dakota) Rueber, Olivia Pirc, and Shelby Pirc; great-nieces, McKinley Striplin and Rylee Rueber.

He was preceded in death by his parents-in-law, Al and Marlene Myers, grandparents, Ambrose and Emily Osterhaus and Cletus and Loretta Brunsmann.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Mercy One Cancer Center, especially Dr. Eric Engleman, Diane, Kelly and Stacy, and Kris from Hospice of Dubuque for the excellent care they provided.

Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville is assisting the family and information is available at www.kramerfuneral.com.  Memorials may be sent to the family, (in care of Kramer Funeral Home) 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA  52040.

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