Patricia Ostrom, of Brooklyn Park, died on Wednesday, August 27, 2008. She was 76 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 A.M.on Monday, September 1st at Akkerman-Ingebrand Chapel in Mora. VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home. INURNMENT will be at Brook Park Cemetery, Brook Park, Minnesota.
Patricia Lou Ostrom, of Brooklyn Park, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. She was 76 years old.
Patricia was born in Bantry, North Dakota on April 12, 1932 to Cecil and Jennie (Meyer) Wagar. She graduated from Towner High School, in Towner, North Dakota in 1950. After high school she attended a six week teachers training course in Minot, North Dakota. She then taught in a one room county school with no electricity or running water where she had nine students spanning eight grades.
On September 30, 1950, Patricia married Robert “Bob” Ostrom at the Presbyterian Church in Towner, North Dakota. Together she and Bob farmed in the area until they moved to Crystal, Minnesota in 1951.
Together Bob and Pat started the RE Ostrom Company, specializing in concrete and masonry work. Together, they built and grew the company until their retirement in 1990.
Pat had many hobbies including a love of square-dancing, for more than twenty five years. She also loved to crochet and to watch the wildlife that would wander into her back yard. In her later years, Pat liked to play the Kenny Roger’s slot machines. But most of all, she adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Patricia was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all. She is preceded in death by her parents Cecil and Jennie (Meyer) Wagar, brothers Harvey and Bill Wagar, and sister Delrus Herbst.
Patricia is survived by her loving husband Bob of Brooklyn Park, son Rick and wife Jan of Elk River; daughters Jane and husband Paul Neuburger of Plymouth; Jill and husband Ken Rufty, of Salisbury, North Carolina; grandchildren Ben (Andrea) Ostrom, Nic Ostrom, Kurt (Carrie) Neuburger, Christopher Swenson, Patrick Swenson, Michael Swenson, Kara (Mike) Learned, and Lisa (Stan) Ponkin; great grandchildren Caytlin Neuburger, AnnaMarie and Zachary Learned, and Rylie Ostrom; brother Alton (Della) Wagar of Hazelton, ND; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Funeral services were held on Monday, September 1, 2008 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora, Minnesota. Rev. Frank Evans officiated and music was provided by Dick Lilienthal. Inurnment was at the Brook Park Cemetery, Brook Park, Minnesota.