Curtis Lloyd Osterhus, 69, of Spring Valley died at his home with his family by his side after a courageous four-month battle against cancer.

He was born on Aug. 31, 1944, in Spring Valley to Lloyd and Bernice (Larson) Osterhus.

He attended a country school in Beaver Township and later moved to Spring Valley.

He married Barbara Losey on Nov. 10, 1962. They made their home in Spring Valley for the majority of their married life.

He was a simple, hard-working man who loved his family and friends. His passions included antiquing, auctions, Iowa and sharing stories with all.

He is survived by his wife, Barb of Spring Valley; sons, Scott (JoAnn) Osterhus of Stewartville, George (Robin) Osterhus of Owatonna, Jayson (friend Suzan) Osterhus of Spring Valley; daughters, Sarah Osterhus of Spring Valley, Sheila (Jon) Stahnke of Mabel, Rachel (Dan) Horstmann of Stewartville; 15 grandchildren, Kylie, Brady, Mitch, Greg (Anny), Ben, Stephanie, Paul, Jessica (Chris), Todd, Nick, Preston, Santana, Dylan, Savanah and Brekken; four great-grandchildren, Torrie, Madyson, Kaden and Jaxon; three honorary grandchildren, Martin, Evelyn and Draven; brother, Russ Osterhus of Byron; sister, Linda (Nordeen) Groth of Spring Valley and mother-in-Law, Capitola Losey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Bernice Osterhus and father-in-law, George Losey.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 26, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Laura Fladten officiating. Burial was at the Bethlehem Cemetery, Beaver Township in Fillmore County.