February 15, 1935 - June 10, 2017

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Oswald “Ozzie” O. Markfort, age 82, who passed away Saturday at his home. Rev. Douglas Liebsch will officiate and burial will be at St. Lawrence Cemetery in Duelm. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Thursday at the church. Parish prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Ozzie was born Feb. 15, 1935 in Benton County to Joseph & Anna (Rumman) Markfort. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He married Elizabeth Gill on May 26, 1973 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud and Elizabeth passed away in 1990. Ozzie married Delores Reimer on Nov. 23, 1991 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. He worked for Elk River Concrete for 25 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Ozzie loved to fly model airplanes, play guitars, make breakfast, and watch the Minnesota Twins. He enjoyed traveling to London, Hawaii and throughout the United States. Ozzie was patient, thoughtful, accepting, humble and always there to help. He was a wonderful husband and father who could fix anything.

Survivors include his wife, Delores of St. Cloud; step children, Linda (Michael) Cheney of Coon Rapids, MN, Vernon (Sandy) Kleinschmidt of Tucson, AZ, Mary Kuschel of Monticello, MN and Jay (Colleen) Kleinschmidt of Pillager, MN; siblings, Dolores (Raymond) Goche of Osage, IA and Hilary (Doris) Markfort of St. Cloud, MN; and step grandchildren, Chris, John, Jonas, Katie, Kelsie, Mandy, Tina, Jack, Kaia, Kayden, Kita, Kina, Isiah, Denaisha, Summer, Noah, Meghan, Brooklyn, Ethan, Caydan, Lexie, Caleb and Connor. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Elizabeth; brothers, Lonzo, Clare, Francis, Paschel and Zita; sister, Eulalia; and step daughter, Denise Kleinschmidt.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.