Margaret Ann Osborn

June 25, 1938 - February 26, 2020

Margaret Ann Osborn, 81, a resident of Casa Grande, AZ since 2011, formerly of Grantsburg, WI and Shoreview, MN, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020 while on vacation in Cape Coral, FL. She was born June 25, 1938 in Denver, CO to Raymond and Irene Hilbert, now deceased. 

Margaret married Gary Ralph Osborn on January 3, 1959. They raised 6 children together. She was the Office Manager at Beaver Brothers Landscape Design for 10 years. She then served as an executive assistant and events coordinator at Bethel University until her retirement. Gary and Marge actively served in their communities and churches. While in Grantsburg, WI, they attended Grace Baptist Church. Since 2013, they have attended Trinity Southern Baptist Church in AZ.  In both communities, they experienced the love of dear friends and close family.

Marge sacrificially loved others and showed us what it looks like to put others ahead of ourselves.  She invested her time and energy into charities like Home of Hope, Operation Christmas Child, and Laundry Love. She will be remembered for her transforming faith in Jesus. Many called her “Mom” because of her unconditional love. She is missed by all who know her. 

She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Gary Osborn of Casa Grande, AZ: six loving children, Cheryl Puckhaber (Eugene) of Hugo, MN, Lisa Gregersen (Dave) of Peshtigo, WI, Dan Osborn (Heidi) of Watertown, MN, Debby Milhous (Ken) of Somerville, MA, Greg Osborn (Deborah) of Gilbert, AZ, Tammy Tish (Tracy) of Denver, CO, and (Italian daughter) Graziella Ghidoni (Fulvio) of Italy; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews: Kathy, Dianne, Bob, Jim, and Rick. 

Margaret was preceded in death by a sister, Elaine McCready (Mac).

A Celebration of Life will be held at Trinity Southern Baptist Church, 1100 East Trinity Place, Casa Grande, AZ on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Visitation begins at 1:00 pm. 

An additional Celebration of Life will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 716 S Robert St, Grantsburg, WI 54840 has been postponed, and will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in memory of Margaret Ann Osborn to these charities she devoted herself to: Laundry Love, via Trinity Baptist Church, 1100 East Trinity Place, Casa Grande, AZ; Home of Hope (Teen Challenge of Arizona) Operation Christmas Child; Monetary Gifts can be sent to Cheryl Puckhaber, 5829 147th Street North, Hugo, MN 55038.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Virginia Matson Brungardt Mar 3, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    My condolences and prayers to Gary and all the family. Loved our conversations and I will truly miss them. Love you cousin. Until we meet again you are forever in my heart.

  2. Larry Peppel Mar 4, 2020 at 1:26 am

    Kathy and I are offering our condolences. We appreciated her putting together the family reunion last few years at Randy Reed‘s house. It gave us all a chance to meet the family we have not seen for many years and meet new ones. She will be missed by all. Sincerely Larry and Kathy Peppel and family

  3. Leslie Reed Mar 4, 2020 at 8:17 am

    It seems a lifetime since I served at Marge and Gary’s wedding so many long years ago. My sister and I adored our sweet, older cousin Marge when we were little. I’m so proud of her living a life full of giving and love. Our family sends its deepest condolences to Gary and the family.

  4. Marge Bryce Mar 4, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    “Margaret Ann I will miss your phone calls and visits. So many fond memories of you.”

  5. Ed & Charlyne Stratton Mar 4, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Margaret Ann, sending condolences to all of your loved ones. Ed and I loved seeing you at the recent reunions. Remembering good times you and I shared as little girls. Always loved your pretty smile. Charlyne

  6. Kathleen Roon Mar 4, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    I love you, dear Aunt. You made all of our lives better just by you being you. Rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.

  7. Carol smith Mar 7, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    My love and sympathy to all of Marges, amazing family. Gary l pray you are doing well in your huge loss. Remembering al l of the good times we had. Sincerely from Heaven and Earth Bob and Carol

  8. Brian Wilcox Mar 7, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    I would like to thank Marge and Gary for being part of the Good News Club at Evergreen Elementary in Casa Grande. The kids were deeply affected by the news. They asked about Mr. Gary this week. I will miss her smile and willingness to serve. I’m better for having rubbed shoulders with her. God bless you all.

  9. Richard McCready Mar 8, 2020 at 12:34 am

    In your time, you did great things, created a huge tribe of offspring, made the place better than you found it and managed to spread a lot of love. I don’t know if, in living life, a person could have done any better than you have done with your dreams, goals and accomplishments. It is now time for all the seeds that you soed in your lifetime to show themselves in your light and lessons. Rest in peace.

  10. Susan Dobosz Mar 8, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    She will be missed ! She was always their when needed. I always enjoyed our lunches she always made me laugh.
    Sue Dobosz

  11. Marilyn Stewart Mar 8, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    All of us at Rancho Val Vista will miss this wonderful lady!

  12. James and Chris Martin Mar 8, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Love her and Gary. Will miss her smiling face. We look forward to seeing her again

  13. The Bauman Family Apr 1, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Dear Gary and the entire Osborn family,
    We can’t believe Marge left us so early! She was and always has been a ray of sunshine for anyone who had the great fortune of knowing her… Such a blessing to all she came in contact with. Her smile always contagious, her words of encouragement and her positive spirit will be greatly missed by all including the “Stevens Avenue Card Club” and their families from years ago and yet still friends today. Our deepest sympathies to you. In God’s love, The Bauman family

  14. Paula Hjelle Dec 13, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Marge was like a mom to me during my time at Northwestern College. Her home in Shoreview was a safe haven for me. So sad to hear this news.

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