Beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Martha Crane Osterhoff, a longtime resident of Champaign, Illinois passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on June 4, 2021, in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Born on June 28, 1939, in Crystal Lake, Illinois, Martha attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, and Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. In 1959, she married the love of her life, Charles Osterhoff in Kenilworth, Illinois, and moved to Champaign, Illinois.
Martha is survived by her brother Mark Crane, children Debbie, Martin (Diana, deceased), and Kevin (Melissa), grandchildren Cody Woods (Christina), Ryan Munn (Jessica), Alex Osterhoff (Amy), and Michael Osterhoff, and great-grandchildren Judah and Jonas Woods, and Graham Munn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Ruth Crane, her husband Charles Osterhoff, and her sister Mary Enke.
Martha led a very active and well-traveled life. Her hobbies included bowling, quilting, downhill skiing (into her seventies), and community service.
Besides her family and dogs, Martha’s greatest love was travel. In addition to virtually all of the US, her journeys took her to over 20 foreign countries, often with her sister-in-law Alta Primus.
Martha’s radiant smile and easy laugh reflected the happy and caring person who was always ready and willing to help out family, friends, or complete strangers.
A visitation will be held at 11:00 AM on June 18 at Owens Funeral Home in Champaign, Illinois with a celebration of her life to be held at noon, followed by graveside services at East Lawn Cemetery in Urbana, Illinois.
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