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Clarence Ostgarden

August 28, 1926 — May 17, 2015

Clarence Ostgarden, age 88, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Sunday, May 17th, at Essentia Health Hospital in Fosston. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 22nd, at Kingo Lutheran Church in Fosston with the Rev. Dan Cole and Rev. Aage Carlsen officiating. Interment will be in Kingo Lutheran Cemetery, Fosston. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Military honors will be conducted by the National Guard Honors Team and arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston. Messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.Clarence Melvin Ostgarden was born on August 28, 1926 in McIntosh, Minnesota to parents Herman and Betsy Tuft Ostgarden. He attended school in McIntosh and later moved to Fosston.He entered the United States Army in 1945 and attended parachute training. He married Lois Juvrud on April 16, 1949 and they had four children. They had just celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.Clarence was a member of Kingo Lutheran Church, the Tangen-Walstrom American Legion Post #114 and the McIntosh V.F.W. Post #6891. He also served as a volunteer fireman for 25 years and a bus driver for Fosston Schools for many years. Clarence was employed at the creamery in Fosston and later at Land O' Lakes for 30 years, retiring in 1988.In his retirement he enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grandkids and great grandkids, gardening and canning.Clarence passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 after a brief illness at the age of 88 years.He is survived by his wife, Lois of Fosston; daughters, Gail (Glenn) Holweger of Grand Forks, ND and Carol (Larry) Lenes of Fosston. Grandchildren, Jill Halvorson of Rogers, MN, Christopher Smith of San Francisco, CA, Ryan Holweger of Grand Forks, ND, Justin (Twyla) Holweger of Grand Forks, ND, and Aaron (Holly) Lenes of Fosston. Great grandchildren, Sofia Halvorson, Clayton, Stella and Amelia Lenes and Ava and Annie Holweger. Nieces and nephews also survive.He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Joanne Smith (2002); son, Jeff Ostgarden (2013); brothers, Alvin and Ernie; and sisters, Henrietta Svedahl, Mabel Nelson, Irene Rud and Hazel St. Germain.

Visitation

Friday, May 22, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Kingo Lutheran Church
220 N. Johnson Ave. Fosston 56542, United States

Funeral Service

Friday, May 22, 2015 11:00 AM
Kingo Lutheran Church
220 N. Johnson Ave. Fosston 56542, United States
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