Lowell Vance Osman

May 28, 1949September 6, 2021

Lowell "Vance" Osman, age 72, of Kokomo, Indiana passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021. Lowell was born May 28, 1949 in Effingham, Illinois to the late Lowell Dean Osman and Evelyn Glenna (Klinger) Osman.

Vance retired from American Pump Repair and Services in New Palestine, Indiana. He loved the Indianapolis 500 Race. Vance enjoyed music and playing his guitar. He loved spending time at home and taking caring of his land.

Surviving are his three children, Christina (Darren) Osman, Indianapolis, Lori (Adam) Osman, Franklin, and Brooke Osman, Indianapolis; brother, Kerwin (Becky) Osman, Tennessee; and sister, Dawn (Don) Hovis, Kokomo; and nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death is the love of his life, Vicki; two brothers, Gary (Pat) Osman and Gehl Osman; and his parents.

There will be a graveside service for Vance on Thursday, September 9, at 11am (Illinois-time)/12pm (Indiana-time) at Edgewood Cemetery, Edgewood, Illinois.


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Lindsey Salley (Kraus)

September 16, 2021

My parents' home doesn't feel the same knowing our sweet Vance (and beloved Freddie!) are no longer next door. He was kind, loving and soft spoken....a humble man that my children loved dearly. He never minded them bounding through his property to play basketball or seek out Freddie for some pets/cuddles. Vance will always hold such a special place in our hearts. He was more than a wonderful friend and neighbor to my parents; he was family. We are so sorry he is gone and for you girls and his family. I pray Freddie & Vicki met him at Heaven's gates and he is playing guitar, singing his song and enjoying God's endless green fields to tend to. Love you, Vance.

Sandy Kraus

September 15, 2021

Vance was our beloved friend and neighbor for many years. Anyone meeting him for the first time saw the kind and gentle person he was. He was the best listener and never talked negative or complained. He would come anytime day or night if My husband Jay needed any help. They were best of friends and we will miss him terribly. I hope he knew how special he was and how much we cared and appreciated him.

Christina Osman

September 13, 2021

I want to express my apologies to everyone that there was no service. My dad expressed that he did not want a service, but a simple burial in Illinois next to his parents. I plan on, in the future, having a celebration of life for Vance (that is the one thing he did not say we couldn't do). Dad was the type of guy who never wanted the attention to be all about him and he never wanted anyone to go "out of the way" for him, and he carried that until the end. He was just a simple man.
Dad will always be in our hearts, and knowing that he loved us three girls, his family and all of his friends was all he wanted.
When we have a celebration of life for him, if you want to be informed or attend email me at

Herb Bowerman

September 12, 2021

I am so sorry to hear this. I just received an email with Vance's obituary from a mutual friend. I wish I had known sooner, I certainly would have paid my respect at the graveside service. Among other enjoyable times, I spent many good Saturdays playing guitar with Vance. I will miss him. My sincere condolences to his family.

brooke Osman

September 9, 2021

My father is a kind, strong man that held on to his dignity, he was loved by so many and will also be so missed by many... sad to see this day come..he will always be with me still....