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Cathy Osterloh wipes a tear away as she and her husband, Jerry, answer questions Thursday at the 2009 Evergreen House Annual Conference. The Pine River couple lost their son Andrew in the fall of 2006 to a heroin overdose. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Parents share son's story of addiction, death

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Two and a half years ago, Jerry and Cathy Osterloh of Pine River lost their son.

It was just two months before his 20th birthday when Andrew Osterloh overdosed on heroin at his parents' home. His mother found him dead.


"Drugs have changed our lives forever," Jerry told the attendees of the 2009 Evergreen House Annual Conference this week in Bemidji.

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