Ralph L. Oster

WILMINGTON—Ralph L. Oster, 79, of Wilmington, long time resident of Phelan Acres, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Aperion Care of Wilmington.
Born Oct. 22, 1937 in Bethel, MO, Ralph Leon was a son of Marvin and Mildred Powell-Oster. He graduated high school, then served his country honorably in the United States Air Force from 1958-1962. After his military service, Ralph went to work for Caterpillar in Joliet for 42 1⁄2 years and retired in 2006. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists Union Local 124, and enjoyed spending his time at the Wilmington VFW Lodge 5422, and other area establishments.
Survivors include his children, Dianna Oster White of Phelan Acres and Richard (Ana) Oster of Moncks Corner, SC; three grandchildren: Kenneth Danielson and Christina (Marc) Lamoureux, both of St. Petersburg, FL and Priscilla Oster of San Antonio, TX, where she is serving in the United States Air Force; three great-grandchildren, one sister, Charlotte (Charles) Goodwin of Edina, MO and several nieces and nephews.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, including his maternal grandfather, Jack Powell who raised him and his brothers, Dwayne and Billy Oster.
Per Ralph’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded, and there will be no services.
Family and friends may sign the online guest book, upload photographs, or share Ralph’s memorial page by logging onto www.BaskervilleFuneral.com.
Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Rd. in Wilmington.