John Diederick Oudsteyn

John Diederick Oudsteyn, 89, of Chicago Ridge, died Jan. 18 at home. Visitation was held at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in worth on Jan. 22. A funeral service was held at the funeral home on Jan. 23. Interment was held at Chapel Hill Gardens South in Oak Lawn.

Mr. Oudsteyn is survived by his son, John, his daughter, Harriett Lynn Welch; his sister Ruth Sorgenfry; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Oudsteyn was born in Chicago. He was self-employed and installed and repaired wells. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II and received a Purple Heart. He helped start the Chicago Ridge Fire Department and served as an assistant fire chief.