Richard “Oz” Osterholz died peacefully at Saint Luke’s East Hospital on September 23rd, 2019 in Lees Summit, at the age of 75. He is survived by his brother Kenneth Osterholz of Norwalk, Iowa and his daughters Wenona Rhea Crutcher of Independence, and Anna Kristine Doss of Blue Springs. He is preceded in death by his wife Delpha “Dea” Osterholz of Independence. Richard was born on November 9th, 1943 in Waukon, Iowa to Ralph and Mildred Osterholz. He graduated from State University of Iowa in 1966 with a degree in Liberal Arts. He joined the Air Force in 1966 and retired in 2003 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Richard also retired from UAW Ford Motor Company. A celebration of life will be held from 5pm to 7pm, October 3rd at Speaks Chapel,18020 E. 39th St. Independence, Missouri. Cremation with burial will be held October 4th, 11am at Mount Washington Forever Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to organizations that support our veterans.