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Muzell Osler

Muzell “Cookie” Osler,  75, of Champaign, Illinois, departed this life Thursday,  August 5, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois.

Muzell was born February 2, 1946, in Kentucky, the son of a preacher, Willie C. Osler and Magnolia (Forbes) Osler.  Muzell enlisted and served in the United States Navy (Vietnam War). Post-military, Muzell eventually left the South and followed his older siblings to Champaign, where he eventually settled and established roots.

On December 9,  1972, Muzell married DeLois Puckett, and to this union six children were born: Monica., Marlon, Michael, Keith, Brittany, and Jordan.   

Muzell was a great provider for his family and worked for General Cable Corporation at the Monticello, Illinois plant location for over 20  years. 

Many may remember Muzell  as a very outgoing, social person who always displayed a tremendous love for his immediate and extended family and was the “go to” Uncle, Brother, Cousin and Friend that would provide support at moments notice. Muzell enjoyed listening to country music and was an avid bowler on several bowling leagues.

Muzell leaves to cherish his loving memories, his life-long love, DeLois Osler; and children, Monica Thomas (Robert), Brittany Liane, Jordan all of Champaign, Illinois;  Marlon Osler, Mississippi and Keith Osler, of Indianapolis, Indiana. Muzell also loved his children, Lorenzell McTosh and Easter Martin.  Muzell held a special place in his heart for his god-daughter, Biacca Soucy, of Rantoul, Illinois; as well as siblings, Nellie “Thelma” Brown of Champaign, Curtis W. Osler (Della) of Kankakee, Nola Bell of Flint, Mich., and Dorothy Baker of Indianapolis, Indiana.  Muzell  leaves behind 19 grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Osler; and siblings, Washington “Lee” Osler, Willie Osler, Ronald Osler, Betty Smith, and Jasper “Isiah” Osler Sr., and one grandchild. 

Burial will be at noon, Friday, August 13, 2021, with Military Honors at Danville National Cemetery, 1900 E. Main St. Danville, Illinois.

Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences to the family may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com.


To Lois, Monica, Marlon, Keith, Brittany, Jordan

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Look to the heavens for comfort and strength. Fat Cookie, my friend and brother, you touched so many lives on your journey here on earth.

Until we meet again take your rest.


—Ravin, Baby Dee, Nora and Jnayé