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Kenneth Christian Oosterhout
Date of Death or Service Jun 9, 2019
Kenneth Christian Oosterhout

Friends and family members may attend the memorial service on Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 212 N. Main St., Dickson, Tennessee, 37055.  

Kenneth Christian Oosterhout, age 85, of Dickson, TN passed away on May 13, 2019 after a brief illness.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Engineers without Borders or the Society for Science and the Public.

Kenneth was born on January 16, 1934 in Port Arthur, Texas, to Johan Christiaan Dirk Oosterhout and Louise Vivian Lansford.  He served as an Instructor at Lamar University in Beaumont, following which he earned his PhD from Pennsylvania State University.  He then served as a Professor of Chemical and Natural Gas Engineering at Texas A&I University in Kingsville, TX; Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Memphis State University; and LeTourneau University in Longview, TX.  He also was a consulting scientist at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.  Kenneth was a dedicated teacher, both professionally, and at the churches he loved and served.  Kenneth was a most recently a member of First Presbyterian Church of Dickson, TN, and previously at Grace First Presbyterian Church in Weatherford, TX.  He was an avid supporter and volunteer at local libraries.  For 55 years Kenneth was the loving husband of the late Robin Oosterhout.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, John Dirk Oosterhout; and sister, Mary Joanna Holcomb.

Kenneth is survived by his son, Timothy Oosterhout and wife, Rebecca; daughters, Kristin Oxner and husband, Mark; and Roxan Vandivort and husband, Kirk; sisters, Karen Kinard and Kaye McCallon; and grandchildren, Evelyn, Josephine, and Margret Vandivort, Hannah, Elizabeth, Abigail, and Esther Oosterhout.  



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