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Jeffrey L. Oskey, 61

Jeffrey Lynn Oskey, age 61, of Hager City, Wis., died Wednesday, Feb. 5, at his home.

He was born on Jan. 28, 1953, in Red Wing, Minn., to Warren and Beth (Feldman) Oskey. He spent his childhood in Isle and Stanley, Minn., for a few years before moving back to Red Wing, when he was seven years old. Jeff graduated from Red Wing Central High School and Gustavus Adolphus College where he received his Bachelor's Degree. He also attended many banking schools. His first job was with the Federal Reserve in San Francisco, Calif., where he lived on a houseboat. Jeff went on to become the CEO of Hiawatha National Bank in Hager City, Wis., and First National Bank in Glenwood City, Wis.

On Oct. 20, 1990, he was united in marriage to Diana Cady at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Red Wing. Jeff retired in 2009, when his family sold their bank. Since then, he has enjoyed many hobbies. He was an avid reader, he loved biology and history, and enjoyed skiing, both downhill and on the water. Jeff was a world traveler and he also loved nature; he spent much of his time on the river, watching birds, and gardening. As a young man, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a lifetime supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, and a longtime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Diana; mother, Beth Oskey; siblings, Mickey (Marsha) Oskey, and Cheryl (Tony) Holmes; step-children, Jeffrey (fianc, Margaret) Cady, Brian (fianc, Nicki) Cady, Bethany (Andre) Carter, and Angela (Jason) Freedman; step-grandchildren, Alyssa, Aysha, Leo, Madison, Makenna, and Quincy; nephew and nieces, Brett (Daphne) Sandborgh, Shelly Rusch, Jillian (Eric) Balzer, Berit (Joey) Coleman, and Miriana Oskey; and many great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Warren; brother, Peter; and step-grandson, Mitchell Quan Cady.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Red Wing, with Pastor Kristen Schlauderaff officiating. Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery in Lake City. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials are preferred to the church.

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