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Bernhard W. Vosteen

Bernhard W. Vosteen Bernhard W. Vosteen

Bernhard William Vosteen, 84, Corydon, formerly of Rochester, Mich., died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Kindred Care ‘ Indian Creek in Corydon.
Born Oct. 21, 1928, in Michigan City, he was the son of the late Adolf and Berna St’rken Vosteen.
He graduated from Lakeville High School in 1946 and from Purdue University in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture. From 1953 to 1955, he served as a veterinary animal technician in the Army and traveled to Austria and Germany. His career as a scientist spanned more than 30 years, working at Parke-Davis and Warner Lambert in Rochester and contributing to the inception of Immuno-U.S. Inc. from 1989 until his retirement in 1993. He was involved in the Friends of the Library, the PTA, church, where he taught classes, and the Masonic Lodge in both Rochester and Corydon.
Survivors include his wife, the former Margaret Kincaid Richards; a brother, Louis of Williamsburg, Va.; two daughters, Mary Van Verst of Olympia, Wash., and Margaret Crawford of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two stepsons, William (Rick) Richards of Denver and Randolph Richards of Waterford, Mich.; and two grandchildren.
Memorial service: Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. at Corydon United Methodist Church on the Square.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the donor’s charity of choice.