Norma Jean Oesterling, age 89, of Prospect, went home to be with her Savior on Friday Morning, July 6, 2018 at the Sunnyview Home, Butler.
Born September 3, 1928 in Butler, she was the daughter of the late Edward M. and Nora E. (O’Neal) Dietz.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed baking pies for her family and much of the Prospect community.
She was a former president of the Prospect Women’s Community Club, and a past member of the Prospect Fireman’s Women’s Auxiliary. She loved people and the greatest joy in her life was spending time with family and friends.
She loved her Lord and was not shy about sharing her faith and pointing others to Jesus Christ. Norma was a member of the Homeacre Chapel in Butler for much of her adult life where she was president of the “Missionary Ladies” for many years. Later in life she attended Mt Zion Baptist Church in Prospect until she became home bound. When she could no longer make it out of the house she became a prayer warrior on behalf of others.
She is survived by three son’s Richard “Rick” F. Oesterling, III, Waterloo, Iowa, Edward M. Oesterling, Mt Chestnut and Gordon L. Oesterling, Prospect; a daughter, Chris A. (Wallace) Kendle of Miami, Florida; Three sisters, Madelyn Summerville of Fenelton, Mary Ellen Kerner of Hooker and Donna Lawson of Butler. As well as 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard F Oesterling, Jr, whom she married August 22, 1952 and who passed away January 7, 2007.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2251 Prospect Road, Prospect with her grandson, Pastor Ben Oesterling officiating.
Cremation services provided by Edward L. Raisley Funeral Home, 387 Main Street, Prospect.
The family has suggested Memorial Contributions be made to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2251 Prospect Road, Prospect, PA 16052. The donations will be used to purchase a bench In Memory of Mr and Mrs Oesterling that will overlook peaceful Lake Arthur at the church.