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Cyril A Oosterlinck

May 29, 1922 January 20, 2019
Cyril A Oosterlinck
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Cyril Albert Oosterlinck, age 96 of Royal Oak for more than 60 years, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019. He was born May 29, 1922 in Detroit to Achiel and Mary Oosterlinck.

Cyril known as Cy or Mouse was inducted into the US Army on December 1, 1942 at Fort Custer. From there he went to Camp Claiborne in Louisiana, becoming part of Company D of the 411th Infantry—2nd Platoon. He trained there and was later reassigned to Camp Howze, Texas. Throughout World War II, he stayed and participated with the 103rd (except for a three-day pass to Paris and a rest pass to Nancy, France) until the 23rd of April 1945 when the war ended. His most memorable battle was when his unit was being pinned down in an open field until night fall after a German returned to a position that had been taken earlier on a hillside at the Siegfried Line at Nieder Schlettenbach.

He received the rank of Sergeant and was discharged on Dec. 3, 1945 from Camp Grant, Illinois after returning home with the 45th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star, a Service Stripe, an Overseas Service Bar, the American Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon with three Bronze Battle Stars, and the Good Conduct Medal. He also was an expert with heavy machine gun.

A few years after his service, he married the love of his life, Norma Guldi, on June 17, 1950 with whom he had four children, eight grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He worked for General Motors Company as a metal model maker and retired after 21 years in March of 1987. Throughout his life, he enjoyed worked and creating things with his hands from firearms to knives to rings. He was a true craftsman. He also enjoyed fishing and working in his garden. Most of all, he will be remembered as a man who loved his family and his country.

He is survived by his children, Terri Elliott, Karen Laughman, Todd (Karen) Oosterlinck, and Craig Oosterlinck; his siblings, Alphonse Oosterlinck and Blanche Guldi; his grandchildren, Nickie Elliott, Scott Elliott, Brandi Elliott, Aaron (Cami) Laughman, Dayna Laughman, Amiee Oosterlinck, Rachel Oosterlinck, and Jenna Oosterlinck; and great grandchildren, Jake, Zane, and Harper. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Norma; his parents; brother-in-laws, Leonard Guldi, Melvin Guldi, and Robert Guldi.

A private funeral service was held at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, Berkley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the

VA
https://www.detroit.va.gov/giving/index.asp

and/or

American Heart Association
27777 Franklin Road
Suite 1150
Southfield, Michigan 48034
https://www.heart.org/en/affiliates/michigan/detroit


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Services are private.

Cemetery Details

Location

Roseland Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

29001 Woodward Avenue
Berkley, Michigan 48072

29001 Woodward Avenue Berkley 48072 Michigan
United States

Memorial Contribution

John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

4646 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201

American Heart Association

27777 Franklin Road
Suite 1150
Southfield, MI 48034
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