Mike Ose
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Mike Ose, Share your memories here about Michael Ose, brother, uncle, son, husband, father & friend. Mike, 58, former Redwood Falls Police Chief, was taken from us on June 4, 2009, after a car accident near Renville, Minnesota.

Mike Ose Echo Minnesota
Mike Ose Echo, Minnesota

Mike Ose History

Michael Scott Ose was born May 27, 1951 at the Granite Falls Hospital to Clarence and Adora (Bue) Ose. He was baptized and confirmed at Rock Valle Lutheran Church. Mike graduated from Echo High School in 1969, then enlisted in the Marine Corps where he received his honorable discharge. On July 20, 1971, Mike married Janet Salewske at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls. To this union, two children were born, Jamin and Jessica. He then began working at the Redwood Falls Police Department, where he worked for 28 years until his retirement in December 2000. August 20, 1983, Mike was united in marriage to Susan Larson at Rock Valle Church. To this union, Mike was blessed with his son Caleb and two step children Jeremy and Kristy. Mike had a love for history which kept him busy. He loved to daydream about everything from the Civil War, WWI & WWII, to a cowboy shooter known as the “Senator”. Preserving history was also important to him. His latest mission was the Wood Lake Battlefield Association. He also belonged to the American Legion, the First Minnesota Civil War re-enactment group, and S.A.S.S. (single action sharp shooters) and loved to Rendezvous. Mike always enjoyed visiting, which meant a pot of coffee or two. Mike enjoyed stopping at garage and yard sales because there was always “a good deal to be found!” He was disappointed if they didn’t have time to stop. Mike had his hands full with his pets: one horse, two mules, and two dogs. He also liked to deer hunt, but he really loved deer camp because of the “good food and lots of lies!” Mike was a generous, forgiving and loving man who had a heart of gold, but there was a temper too. The kids will remember the “1, 2, 3” count, but usually he included a 2 ½ and then made them shake hands with each other. Mike’s family was the most important thing to him, he especially loved his children and grandchildren. After all, being a father and papa was “creating history!”

Mike is survived by his wife Susie; children: Jamin (Amber) Ose of Spokane, WA, Jessica (Chad) Ness of Redwood Falls, & Caleb Ose (friend Ashley) of Redwood Falls; stepchildren: Jeremy Larson of Redwood Falls & Kristy Larson (fiancé John Saunders) of Granite Falls; grandchildren: Kennady, Zoe, Patience, Dalton & Paxton; mother Adora Ose of Echo; brother Duane (Rena) Ose of Alaska; sisters: Diane (Gordy) Volkmann of Jordan & Kari (Mark) Anderson of Muscatine, IA; brother-in-law Steve (Stephanie) Zimmer of Grand Rapids, MN; sister-in-law Debbie (Scott) Stifter of Delano, MN and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

KLGR Radio Announcement about Mike Ose

Former Redwood Falls police chief was tragically killed in a vehicle crash yesterday morning.

58 year old Michael Ose was traveling on County Road 12, Northeast of Sacred Heart, in a 2001 Ford Explorer when a 1998 Dodge Dakota Pick up struck the side of this vehicle.

Ose of Echo was airlifted to the North Memorial medical center and passed away last evening in surgery.

The accident happened at about 10:40 AM Thursday at the intersection of Renville County Road 12 and 840th Avenue.

The other driver has been identified as 29 year old Kyle Aalderks of Renville. Aalderks was transported to the Granite Falls Hospital where he was treated and released.

Mike Ose started as a patrol officer with the Redwood Falls police department in December of 1972. Over the years Ose worked through the ranks and was even the interim police chief a few times before becoming the chief of police for the city of Redwood Falls in October of 1994. Ose retired in December of 2000 and has been living in the Echo area with his wife Susie. Ose has 3 grown children and 2 adult stepchildren.

Several units responded to the accident including the Renville County Sheriffs Department, Sacred Heart Fire Department, Renville Fire Department, Sacred Heart Team, Renville and Granite Falls Ambulance, North Memorial Air Care and the State Patrol.

Our thoughts go out to the family of Mike Ose and the family of law enforcement officers and staff that are suffering with this loss to our communities.

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Mike Ose....One year ago... 
It is 8:48 am on June 4, 2010... One year ago today, right now, everything was as it was any other day. People were at work, running errands and if lucky …

Remembering Mike Ose on Memorial Weekend 2010 
It's a year June 4 and on this Memorial weekend I can't help but think of the roles Mike played in re-enacting the history of our country and community …

Adam Heaton, Neighbor Kid 
Very sorry to hear about this. Used to be over at the Ose house a lot playing with Jamin. We were always up to something. Mike had the patience of a saint! …

Smoked Fish...  
Now that the holidays are upon us the stores are coming out with all sorts of goodies... One of Mike's favorites was smoked whitefish. I would bring this …

We miss u Mike Ose! 
My name is Brienna Gonzales. Mike is my sister's boyfriend's father....he was a very kind and generous man and he would do anything for anybody..he treated …

Eternity 
Last week I lost my younger brother, Mike Ose. Death is never easy, especially when it comes prematurely to those we love. As I sat alone in the hospital …

WORDS TO LIVE BY 
Live a good life And in the end it’s not the years in a life, It’s the life in the years. by Abraham Lincoln Trust in the Lord with all your heart …

Missing You 
I still can't believe this has happened. I am deeply saddened and overwhelmed with a feeling of emptiness. To me Mike was a role model, a friend and a …

Friend of Mike's Son, Jamin 
I only had the honor of meeting Mike on one occasion, but he was as nice a guy as there was. I am a close friend of his son, Jamin...or 'Jam' to me. In …

My Condolences for Mike 
I am a friend of a family member. I didn't know Mike personally, but from the things I've heard and what I read above he seemed like a truly extraordinary …

Brian-Fellow History Nut - Friend of Mike Ose 
I knew Mike for about 30 years plus, and spent many hours with him as a co-worker, a fellow history buff, and most importantly, as a friend. Mike touched …

Debbie - Sis-in-law of Mike Ose 
Mike was the most patient, kind, and giving person. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. He was fun to tease but he usually would get you back …

My Brother Mike Ose 
Mike made a lot of raccoon hats. He gave me one and I have it in my ceder chest, here along with a buck skin old style fringed jacket he gave me. There's …

Mike Ose, my Brother 
Okay my daughter, you asked for more memories. Something few probably knew. Mike shot his foot, a long time ago, maybe before he was hired by …

Mike Ose  
Dear Ose Families, I am so sorry for your loss of Mike. He worked hard on our the Battle of Wood Lake information. I was looking forward to seeing …

Thank You from the Ose Family 
Our father always carried us on his shoulders, he was there for us when ever we needed him and more. We all have so many memories that we will never forget. …

Mike a beloved friend and Mentor 
I'd known, worked, and rendezvoused with Mike for the last 34 years, exchanging many ideas with him and received more from him in exchange. I owe him …

Duane, Mikes Big brother 
The Redwood Police department should know that Mike was turned down by me, for going to work for me. ( Wood Lake Concrete Service Ink.) It was not a easy …

Family Friend of Mike Ose 
Our fathers knew each other for a long time, but I think I became acquainted with the Ose family when my family moved to Echo. I was in 4th grade at the …

I Remember Michael, My Little Brother 
Michael was just about the best brother anyone could ever hope to have...we were the best of buddies growing up and in later years I knew Michael could …

Diane Volkmann, Mike's oldest sister 
When we were little my sister and I would like to dress up in "old lady clothes" which were my Grandma's and Mike would join in the fun. Maybe that is …

Duane A. Ose , Brother age 67 Fed. Homesteader, AK. 
I, Duane Ose , was once the "Scout Master" for Troop 217, for Wood Lake area, Mn. During a big weekend event Mike assisted me at Hawk Creek, in …

Mother's Memories 
One day when he was little, we couldn't find Michael, so we yelled and yelled and searched everwhere on the farm, even through the corn fields and couldn't …

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