Delores Hazel Osnik
Birth Date: August 21, 1919Death Date: February 11, 2018
Delores Hazel Osnik – Dallas – Delores Osnik passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb 11, 2018, in Keller, Texas. Memorial service will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018, at 12:30 PM in The Wildwood Chapel at Restland Memorial Park, 13005 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75243.
Delores was born August 21, 1919, in Minneapolis, MN. Delores was the first child of Elmer and Veronika Bauer. Delores graduated as valedictorian in 1937 from Winnett High School for which she was granted a $50.00 scholarship Delores applied the scholarship money to enroll in Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. and earned a bachelor’s degree in business in 1941. She financed her education by working summers at Yellowstone National Park. After graduation she taught for one year and then moved to Chicago to work for the National Park Services.
It was in Chicago that she met and married Nicholas Osnik. Her two daughters, Susie and Janie were born in Chicago. The family moved to Dallas in 1959. Nicholas passed away in 1970, but Delores made sure both daughters received a college education. Delores worked 10 years for Philco distributors, and then worked the next fifteen years for Texas Instruments where she retired in 1989.
She made the most of life after retirement. She absolutely loved volunteering for the Ross Perot for President Campaigns both in 1992 and 1996. She became very active with Toastmaster International. She loved playing bridge and anyone who played with her said she was the best. That was her theme: be the best!
She was an inspiration for all who knew her and she will be deeply missed. She is survived by daughters Janie Osnik Newsome and Susie Hart, son in laws Gary Newsome and Michael Hart, one sister Sylvia Ward and many nieces and nephews.