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Denise Ellen Oster

May 1, 1950 October 17, 2018
Denise Ellen Oster
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Denise Ellen (Clinton) Oster, 68, of Grand Ledge, MI passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at home. She was born on May 1, 1950 in Kansas City, MO, a daughter of George and Margaret (Harbit) Clinton. She grew up in the Independence, MO area and graduated from Truman High School. After moving to Michigan with her husband Ken in 1973, she became active in raising her daughters and supporting their school activities. Denise was a devoted grandmother, and enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter. She enjoyed feeding and watching the birds and the doe and its twin fawns that frequented her backyard. A couple of her wishes were to have a self-driving car and a robot to do housework. She loved making and working on costumes for her daughters and granddaughter.
Denise is survived by her husband of 47 years, Kenneth E. Oster; daughters Lori Friedlis of Charlotte, MI and April Oster of Golden Beach, MD, and granddaughter, Jade Friedlis. She is also survived by her sisters: Nancy (Bob) Murtha of Queensbury, NY, Anna Marie (Patrick) Gibbs of Tightwad, MO, Patti (Karl) Bruckmeier of Joplin, MO, Sandy (Rick) Underwood of Carbondale, IL, and Carrie Huff of Butler, MO. Not to be forgotten are her brothers Mark, Ray, and Michael Clinton who predeceased Denise.
An informal celebration of life will be held from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm on November 19, 2018, at Peters & Murray Funeral Home, 301 E Jefferson St, Grand Ledge, MI 48837. A second celebration will be held in Missouri at a later date for the sisters and other extended family members and friends. For those desiring, contributions can be made to Sparrow Foundation Hospice and/or Grand Ledge Music Boosters Association. Online condolences may be shared at

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4:00 PM 11/19/2018 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 11/19/2018 6:00:00 PM
Peters & Murray Funeral Home

301 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E. Jefferson Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States

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