In Memory

Craig Osmer

Craig Osmer

Craig Stewart Osmer



Craig Stewart Osmer

May 27, 1947 –January 30, 2023

Craig Stewart Osmer, known to his friends as “Oz”, passed at the age of 75 on January 30, 2023 at home in Grizzly Flats, California, following a long battle with cancer. His wife, Melanie Edman-Osmer was with him at the time of death.

Born May 27th, 1947 in Oakland, Calif., Craig was a fifth-generation Californian, spending much of his childhood in Pleasant Hill and graduating from Pleasant Hill High in 1965.

Directly out of high school, Craig enlisted in the Navy and joined the Sea Bees and was sent to Vietnam where he served two tours. He was very proud of his service and recently had volunteered to help fellow vets travel to and from doctor appointments at Mather and Travis.

In the 70s, Craig had an insurance business in Southern California, but much of his career was spent in auto sales where he would often greet customers with a cheerful “good after-morning!”

Craig absolutely loved karaoke and was well known in local karaoke circles as a real crooner who made friends everywhere he went!
Craig is survived by his brother, Trent Osmer of Carson City, Nevada, and his sisters; Cindy Banks of Michigan and Gayle Baggaley of Rancho Murietta. He has one son, Craig Stewart Osmer, Jr., who along with his wife Carrie Osmer have three daughters. Craig’s granddaughters, Taylor Osmer, Tamara Osmer and Samantha Osmer were the light of his eye!

Craig also helped raise his two step-sons, Connor Edman of Santa Rosa and Tanner Edman of Davis.

He has 15 nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Vivian May Osmer and his father George Stewart Osmer, his first wife, Sandy Osmer, and a daughter who was lost at birth.

Donations can be made in his honor to Snowline Hospice as well as the Kiwanis House at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

A celebration of life will be held in late April. Please contact his wife for details.