In Memory of Vicki Lee Osgood

Vicki Lee Osgood
Vicki Lee Osgood
Born: July 7, 1960
Died: June 29, 2020
Age: 59
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Vicki Lee Osgood
July 7, 1960 - June 29, 2020
From: Pleasant Hill, IA

Vicki Lee Osgood, age 59, of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, (formerly of Ida Grove, Iowa) passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020, at the UnityPoint Health - Iowa Methodist Medical Center of Des Moines, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Pastor Shari O’Bannon will officiate. Committal services will follow in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. A Visitation will be held one-hour prior to the service from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

Vicki Lee Osgood, the daughter of Leland and Nicki “Diane” (Trickey) Osgood, was born July 7, 1960, in Davenport, Iowa. Vicki grew up in Altoona, Iowa. In her youth she was a member of 4-H where she participated in showing sheep. She was also a Rainbow Girl and earned the honor of Grand Cross of Color. Vicki received her education from Southeast Polk High School graduating with the class of 1978. She then attended Graceland University on a tennis scholarship. 

Vicki received her teaching degree from Graceland University and obtained numerous endorsements from Drake University and Morningside College. Teaching was Vicki’s greatest joy and she cherished her “life dedicated to educating”. She spent all 33 years of her teaching career in the classroom working in the Ida Grove and BCIG School Systems. She loved helping plan the Interdisciplinary Units the middle school teachers used to enhance learning. She would spend many hours and her own money finding items to use in these units. She always came up with ways to help make learning fun. After suffering a stroke in 2012, Vicki’s greatest disappointment was having to leave her career in education.

She enjoyed athletics (especially swimming and tennis), shopping, traveling (attending shows and ziplining in Las Vegas were especially memorable), entertaining, and suppling treats for coworkers and students. Vicki found great joy in hosting and providing meals to the entire middle school staff. She was an avid movie goer (even of the scary ones) and enjoyed trying out new restaurants with her friends. Vicki was a supporter of fundraisers and helped organize the local Relay for Life. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Ida Grove.

Survivors include her brothers Brian (Ann) Osgood of Pleasant Hill, IA and Jeff Osgood of Altoona, IA; nieces McKenzie and Marian; nephew Brice; close friends considered as family, Jackie (Dan) Hoffman and Jennifer (Mike) Glawe both of Ida Grove, IA and their families; Jim (Janelle) Conley of Ankeny, IA; Jody (Matt) Coleman and their family; special friend Megan; and her former BCIG staff members.

She was preceded in death by her parents Leland and Diane Osgood and her grandparents.

Per Vicki’s wishes memorials may be made to The American Diabetes Association, The American Heart Association or to the BCIG Elementary School Library to carry on her joy of being a reading teacher.

Special thanks to her appointment drivers: Jim & Janelle Conley, Jody Coleman, Sue Streit O’Neill and Lynda Perry; to Dee Boger for keeping her informed on school happenings; and to Diana Brown for the assistance and joy she provided Vicki during her time at The Shores.


2:30 p.m., Tuesday, 
July 7, 2020
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Pastor Shari O'Bannon


One-Hour Prior to the Service
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
July 7, 2020
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 9:12 PM
“Miss Osgood was one of the best parts of my BCIG middle school days. I won't forget her.”
- Eric Burow
Monday, July 6, 2020 at 8:53 AM
“I met Vicki at The Shores. We shared a love for reading, films, green bean casserole, contemporary Christian music, and seasoned oyster crackers! Vicki had a kind heart and was one of the most appreciative people I have ever met. I always loved listening to her and Diana banter back and forth! I’ll never forget the time she had the It clown deliver Hurts Donuts to Seth on Halloween! Her joy was pure at the thought of shocking him with a sweet treat! I’m thankful Vicki is at peace and enjoying a new body that will never hold her back again. She has found the ultimate in freedom in Christ.”
- Rhonda Maydwell
Monday, July 6, 2020 at 8:52 AM
“Rest in peace vicki I will miss you forever”
- Lauren ketelsen
Friday, July 3, 2020 at 9:51 AM
“The first Girls Tennis Team at SE Polk started my senior year in the spring of 1976. Although, our pregnant tennis couch was absent most of the time, Vicki was the most dedicated and disciplined player we had. I can still see her hitting shots on the court. She was long and lanky and had a powerful serve. Her obit made me smile because she remained true to her character of maintaining integrity in all she accomplished. Rest in peace, Vicki.”
- Denise L Dawley
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