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Dr. Heinz P. Osterle

August 29, 1932 — May 4, 2015

Heinz D. Osterle, 82, DeKalb, Illinois, passed away on May 4, 2015. He was born August 29, 1932, in Ulm, Germany. He was the oldest of three sons born to Heinrich and Gertrude Osterle. He attended the Universities of Tubingen, Frieburg, and Munich, where he received a Master of Arts degree. After a successful Fulbright fellowship at Brown University, he earned his PhD there (in the Phi Beta Kappa honor society) in German Literature. On January 11, 1960, he married Dale Osterle, whom he met in Providence, RI, during their respective studies there. Upon graduation, they moved to Washington, DC, where he began his teaching career at the George Washington University in 1960. He taught at New York University as an Assistant Professor from 1965 to 1967, and then at Yale University as an Associate Professor 1967 to 1972. Heinz and Dale eventually settled in DeKalb, Illinois, in 1972, where Heinz became Full Professor of German Languages and Literature at Northern Illinois University. In his 38-year academic career, he edited and co-authored four books, presented 25 papers at professional meetings, published 29 peer-reviewed articles and 37 critiques and book reviews, and supervised many doctoral candidates.He is survived by his wife of 55 years, two of their three children, six grandchildren, and one of his two brothers (Germany) and their children. Together with Dale, he lived a rich life full of interesting travels, great friends and parties, wonderful food, and a family that he loved very much. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Beverage Family Funeral Home 104 Terry St. Sandwich, IL. www.beveragefamilyfh.com
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