OSAGE – George Joseph Taets, age 82, of Osage, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage with Father Raymond Burkle officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery with military honors at the grave by Osage American Legion Post 278 and Osage V.F.W. Post 7920. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage.

George is survived by his wife, Kay Taets of Osage; children, Mike (Kim) Taets of Basalt, CO, Mary (Todd) Edgar of Inver Grove Heights, MN, John (Doris) Taets of Fort Dodge, Joe (Julie) Taets of Decatur, IL, and Jeff (Londa) Taets of Grand Junction, CO; fourteen grandchildren; and sister, Mary Halverson of Stacyville.

Information available and condolences accepted at

Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home 641-732-3706