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Earl J. Postl, 82, of Oshkosh, passed away peacefully, Friday, May 13, 2022, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Seymour. The son of Earl S. and Mary (Knight) Postl was born October 28, 1939, in Oshkosh.

Earl grew up in Oshkosh and graduated from Oshkosh High School. Following high school he enlisted in the US Airforce on April 8, 1959, and served as an Airforce Airman and medic until his honorable discharge on March 27, 1961. He married Ada Fritz on December 1, 1973. Earl worked as a machine operator at CM Manufacturing in Oshkosh for over 20 years. He opened a Kirby vacuum repair shop for a number of years and then cleaned for various businesses including Molly McGuire’s. Earl was a member of the Oshkosh Chess Club and the Quaker Society of Friends. He was a huge Star Trek and John Wayne fan. Earl was the jack of all trades, he was always happy and enjoyed the back and forth banter with most of the people he came in contact with. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Earl is survived by three children: Wendy (James) DeLap, Oshkosh; Annette (Theresa) Knight, Pulaski; and John (Emily) Postl, Pulaski; 18 grandchildren: Amanda, Joseph, Adam, Brandon, Nathan, MaiLee, Boe, Ella, Madi, Noah, Carter, Hudson, Karmen, Brittany, Kristian, Madison, Romeo and Marley Jean. He is further survived by three great-grandchildren: Jason, Destiny and Cora; a sister, Susan (Robert) Martin, of Berlin; longtime friends, Rita (Gerald) Lauer; son David’s significant other, PaKau Lee, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Mary; his former wife, Ada; a son, David Burdick; and a sister, Diane (Postl) Raab.

A graveside service for both Earl and Ada will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, on Tuesday, May 24, at 1 p.m.  with military honors.  After services at the cemetery, the family will be having a luncheon at South Park – Pavilion 2, Oshkosh.

The family would like to thank the Unity Hospice Team, Shepherd’s Inn, and Good Shepherd for the wonderful care given to Earl.