Fred A Oster

Born on March 29, 1936

Departed on August 25, 2019 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Fred A Oster, 83, passed away August 25, 2019 in Nashville, TN. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kathi, daughters, Susan (Lin) of Williamsburg, IN, Nancy (Tracy) of Bend, OR, and Jennifer (Danny) of Nashville, TN.  He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Peg and Fred Oster of Taylorville, IL and his sister Kay Pedersen of Rockford, IL.

Fred was a graduate of Knox College in Galesburg, IL receiving a BA in Physics. He also received an MBA from the University of Tennessee.

He served as a First Lieutenant with the Signal Corp in the U.S. Army Reserve, then worked as an electrical engineer for 20 years. He then taught electronics and computer technology at the former Nashville State Technical Institute.

Fred volunteered for Junior Achievement, tutored ESL Math, served as a Poll Officer for the Davidson County Election Commission, and was a volunteer for Nashville Tools for Schools.

Fred held an Instrument pilot license and enjoyed flying as a private pilot, beekeeping, listening to classical music, and traveling.

A family memorial service will be held after cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Nashville Tools for Schools or Classical Minneapolis Public Radio.

7 Comments to Fred A Oster

  1. Kurt Pedersen
    August 27, 2019 7:43 pm

    Hard to find the write words. Uncle Fred, you will be missed. Viva Mexico and the crazy times we had on our family vacations.

  2. Barbie Baker
    August 28, 2019 4:15 pm

    Fred was a neighbor of mine for many years, and I enjoyed our time together on the neighborhood board and working in the front gardens. He was an amazing man – very smart, funny, informed and I could go on. Kathi, my heart will be with you, your girls and family. Fred was one special guy!
    Barbie Baker

  3. Lea & Dick Marquardt
    August 29, 2019 12:05 pm

    Our hearts go out to Kathi and family on Fred’s passing. Fred was a great guy to be around. He and I (Dick) played tennis together for many tears in a fun group of guys.

    Lea & Dick Marquardt

  4. Lea & Dick Marquardt
    August 29, 2019 12:13 pm

    Our hearts go out to Kathi and family on Fred’s passing. He was a great guy to be around. Fred and I (Dick) played tennis together in a fun group of guys for many years.

  5. Shikhushi
    September 20, 2019 6:43 am

    So sad to hear! May the soul rest in peace.

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