Steven P. Ossiander, 76, of Topeka, passed away on July 30, 2018.
He was born on May 1, 1942 in Topeka the son of Paul and Erma Ossiander. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1960 and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Washburn University.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, and helped serve in many different capacities.
Steve enjoyed fixing things, tinkering around on classic cars, problem-solving, being outdoors, traveling, searching for the best restaurants, and above all else spending time with his family, especially his wife, son, and granddaughters. He was also very close with both his sister and brother. He was incredibly devoted to his family, and will be remembered by many others. He could start a conversation with anyone, discussing anything from weather to politics. He knew no stranger and those who met him immediately thought of him as a friend.
Steve played the role of Caregiver to many family members throughout his life, the Ossiander family would like to thank the many individuals that helped care for Steve during his time of need.
Steven married Linda Sue Ossiander on December 26, 1964. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Eric Ossiander (Heather), siblings, Lina Ossiander, and Homer Roy Ossiander (Sue Rosenbaum); grandchildren, Kersey E. Scott, and Reece L. Ossiander; nephews, Cyle Ossiander (Lisa), and Collin Ossiander (Pam); and nieces, Stefanie Gabrysiak (Paul), and Lori Callaway (Bobby).
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening, August 8, 2018 at the Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, 1321 SW 10th Avenue.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2018 in the Klasse Chapel at Topeka First United Methodist Church, 600 SW Topeka Blvd.
Private burial will take place at Topeka Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or to the Washburn University Foundation.
Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.To leave a special message for Steven's family please click the Share Memories button above.