Kay E. Oestreich, 68, of the Town of Byron, entered eternal life with her family by her side on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at her home.
She was born on August 22, 1947 in Sheboygan, the daughter to the late Ralph and Vallie (nee Humphrey) DeSmith and on May 4, 1968, she was united in marriage to Lee Oestreich at First Baptist Church in Sheboygan Falls.
Kay worked for Petri Insurance in Fond du Lac before deciding to be a stay at home mother and raise their two daughters. After their children were in school Kay worked part time for the Fond du Lac County Fair Association and later was the secretary for Trinity United Methodist Church in Lomira. Kay worked for the Farm Service Agency for 22 years before retiring. In her retirement she stayed active with the Home Builders Association of both Fond du Lac and Dodge Counties and as the Town of Byron Clerk for 6 years.
Kay enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking, traveling across the world, visiting national parks and most importantly spending time with her four grandchildren. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Lomira for over 30 years and was active in 4-H for many years.
Those Kay leaves behind to cherish her memory include her husband of 48 years, Lee; two daughters, Jill (Brett) Pilling of Plymouth and Pam (Dan) Dewhurst of the Town of Byron; four grandchildren, Zach and Nate Dewhurst of the Town of Byron and Cassie and Ali Pilling of Plymouth; two sisters, Phylis Preder of Sheboygan Falls and Edith (Frank) Zaboj of Weyauwega; a sister-in-law, Karlyn (Jack) Bieberitz of Cedarburg; a brother-in-law, Don (Bernice DeWitt) Oestreich of Two Rivers, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents Kay was preceded in death by her parents-in-law, Franklin and Ruth (nee Walters) Oestreich; a brother-in-law, Carroll Preder and twin nieces.
A Memorial Service for Kay will be held at Noon on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 300 Church St., in Lomira and Rev. Rom Pegram will be officiating.
The Oestreich family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Agnesian Hospice Hope for their wonderful care of Kay.