ROBERT E. OSTROM

AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

R. Ostrom webphoto 2Robert “Bob” Ostrom, of Brooklyn Park, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015 at The Wellstead of Rogers.  He was 85 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service.

INURNMENT will be in the Brook Park Cemetery.

Robert Earl Ostrom, of Brooklyn Park, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Wellstead of Rogers.  He was 85 years old.

Robert was born on February 5, 1930 in Quamba, Minnesota to parents Verner and Ruth (Stevenson) Ostrom.

On September 30, 1950, Bob Ostrom was united in marriage to Patricia Lou Wagar at the Presbyterian Church in Towner, North Dakota. Bob and Patricia farmed in the area until they moved to Crystal, Minnesota in 1951.

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. Bob continued to work for Marshall Concrete in Minneapolis for the next 10 years before fully retiring.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Patricia, and brother Delmore Ostrom.

Bob is survived by his son Rick (Jan) of Otsego; daughters, Jane (Paul) Neuburger of Plymouth; Jill (Ken) Rufty of Salisbury, North Carolina; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Lilienthal of Mora and Charlene (Jim) Van Slooten of Phoenix, AZ; brother, Don (Dorothy) Ostrom of Coon Rapids; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

One guestbook entry for ROBERT E. OSTROM

  1. Fish Fischer August 6, 2015 at 4:07 pm #

    Of course, we’re all a one-of-a-kind non-repeatable creation. But Bob was even more so! I used to bring my kids out to the syrup works in Maple Grove, and Bob would ask them if they wanted to be sapsuckers. They weren’t sure what to say, but we all loved the chance to spend some time in the March woods boiling that sap. At 75 years of age, Bob could still outwork many men half his age. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ostrom family for their loss – no matter the age, the death of a loved one hurts for a time. But, Bob’s was a life well and fully lived – it is hard to think that his passing at this time was a bad thing for him. Peace be with all of you.

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