December 20, 1916 - June 22, 2012
Margaret Elaine Osier, 95, of Niagara, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Maryhill Manor, Niagara.
She was born December 20, 1916, in Ishpeming, Mich., daughter of the late Ulrich and Helen (Murphy) Vigneau. Elaine graduated at the age of 16 from Niagara High School and went on to complete her certificate in cosmetology. She was the owner of a successful beauty salon in Niagara where she employed her two younger sisters.
Elaine married Kenneth A. Osier on November 22, 1945, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Niagara. Together, they raised five children. For many years, Elaine was a devoted homemaker. She was employed for about 15 years as a teller at the First National Bank of Niagara.
In addition to her family and employment, Elaine supported the Niagara community as a Scout Leader for both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Christian Mothers Guild of St. Anthonyís parish.
Elaine is survived by three daughters, Mary Osier, Plover, Wis., Helene (Jack) Frye-Osier, Verona, Wis., Colleen (Bruce Morstad) Osier, Amasa; one son, Tom Osier, Iron Mountain; one daughter-in-law, Darlene Osier, Iron River; two sisters, Helen Steinke, Sullivan, Wis., Bernice Boerner, Elm Grove, Wis., seven grandchildren, Kenneth (Audra) Franz, Bradley (Susan) Franz, Jamie (Gretchen) Carlson, Jennifer Osier, Jon (Shannon) Osier, Phil (Karla) Morstad, Chris (Kari) Morstad; nine great-grandsons, three great-granddaughters, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and kind spirit. Elaine loved her family and friends and greatly appreciated the support she received in the past five years from the caring staff members of Evergreen Assisted Living in Kingsford and Maryhill Manor in Niagara. We are thankful for the gift of Momís presence in our lives. May our sorrow and sadness turn to memories of her goodness and love.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 51 years, Kenneth A. Osier; one son, Kenneth J. Osier; two brothers, Edmund Vigneau and Daniel Vigneau.
The visitation will be Saturday, June 30, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Niagara. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the church. Rev. Matt Settle will officiate. The St. Anthony Council of Catholic Women will offer a memorial service at the church. Burial will be in Niagara Cemetery, Niagara.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations in Elaineís name to Karenís Pantry, The Salvation Army, or the Niagara High School Scholarship Fund.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Elaine or leave a condolence for her family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com
The Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel, is serving the family.