Francis A. Osili
Francis Ananwude Osili, 64, Plover, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, of complications from pneumonia after battling T-cell lymphoma.
He was born in Nsugbe, Anambra State, Nigeria, Dec. 8, 1952, the fourth of seven children. As a boy, he studied at Abbot school for boys. As a young man, he fought in the Biafran War.
In 1975, he immigrated to Stevens Point on a scholarship to study fisheries, however he graduated from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a degree in business administration and economics.
Mr. Osili worked for Sentry Insurance in Stevens Point for 30-plus years. He was an avid sports fan and especially loved the Packers, Badgers and Bucks.
He is survived by three children, Jen (Taniesha), Dan (Angie) and Jordan (Katie) Greuel; seven (and one on the way) grandchildren, Lincoln, Caroline and Jacqueline Osili; Sidney Osili; and Brooklyn, Quinn, Aubryn (and one on the way) Greuel.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his remembrance to the Lymphoma Research Foundation (lymphoma.org) would be appreciated. Online condolences and may be made at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Services will be at 6 pm. Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Boston Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.