Michael R. Oestreich


Michael R. Oestreich, 71, a resident of Cosmopolis, died on Monday, July 23, 2012, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen.

Mike was born on January 8, 1941, in Aberdeen to Harold W. and Edna K. (Greenwalt) Oestreich. He graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1959. He had served in the US Army Reserve. In 1961, he attended Grays Harbor College for 2 years and then attended the University of Puget Sound where he graduated in 1963.

Following his graduation from college he went to work for Preszler, Larner and Mertz as an accountant. In 1966 Mike received his Certified Public Accountant License and that same year became a partner with Preszler, Larner and Mertz. In 1995 he retired due to Parkinsons Disease but still worked parttime.

He served on the Board of Directors of Aberdeen YMCA and was on the planning committee for the new YMCA, a member of the Aberdeen Kiwanis and had served as its president, Treasurer of Push Rods for 15 years and a life member, served as a board member of Capital Savings and Loan, member of Calvary Lutheran Church and treasurer for 20 years. Mike was an animal lover and enjoyed his dog and horses. He loved working on automobiles and taking care of the farm.

On December 29, 1962, he was married to Carolyn M. Trader in Aberdeen and she survives at the family home. Other survivors include daughter, Brenda (Jesse) Sherman of Elma; son, Bret M. Oestreich of Cosmopolis; grandchildren, Jeremy Sherman of Seattle and Jessica Sherman of Elma; sister, Kathy (Rich) Pacana of North River and brother, Gary (Liz) Oestreich of Okanogan and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 30, 2012, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2515 Sumner Avenue, Aberdeen, WA.

Donations can be made to Calvary Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1957, Aberdeen, WA 98520 or to Cosmopolis Volunteer Fire Department P.O. Box 2011, Cosmopolis, WA 98537.

Direction is by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam.

Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the online guest register at www.colemanmortuary.net.