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Eileen Ostenaa

November 17, 1919 February 25, 2018
Eileen Ostenaa
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Eileen Ostenaa, age 98, of McIntosh, MN passed away on Sunday (February 25th) at McIntosh Senior Living. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday (April 20th) at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in McIntosh with Pastor Ernest Christensen officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, rural McIntosh. Family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin Family Funeral Service, serving McIntosh and messages of condolence may be posted at the web site of carlinfuneral.com

Eileen May Sloane was born on November 17, 1919, in Clearwater, Manitoba, Canada to parents Alex Sloane and Edith (Harding) Sloane. She attended school at the Cypress School District #175 until she needed to move to a larger community to complete her high school in Crystal City, Manitoba, graduating in 1938. Following her graduation, she decided to move to Carman, Manitoba, in order to attend school to become a nurse. At the completion of her nurse’s training she had practical experience that occurred in Winnipeg. Following this, she worked in nursing in Winnipeg and then moved to Minneapolis where she began working at the Sister Kenney Institute. While there, she was able to work with children who were afflicted with polio and to use cutting edge techniques. During this time she met her future life dance partner, Oliver, in May of 1947. They were married on April 15, 1949. As a result of the learning experience she gained at Sister Kenny, Eileen was able to pursue the coursework in Denver, Colorado, to become a Physical Therapist. Following her training, Eileen and Oliver decided to live in Denver where their only daughter, Diane, was raised. Eileen loved the climate, seeing the mountains, gardening, dancing, and life long learning. Upon Oliver’s retirement in the early 1980’s the two would travel to the McIntosh farm that they had purchased for retirement. In 1985 they made McIntosh their permanent home.

Eileen lead a quiet and productive life. She was a role model and a calm force in supporting that others think independently and pursue developing their potential. She and Oliver enjoyed 62 years of marriage until he passed in 2011. She was able to out live all of her siblings and be very involved in the lives of two granddaughters, Gwen and Carla. She enjoyed the birth of two great grandsons, Max and Charlie Rue as well as happily learning about the future birth of a new great granddaughter due in June of 2018.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane Joyce (Grundyson), one son-in-law, Bruce Grundyson, and their two daughters, Gwen Eileen (Rue) and her husband Kristopher Rue of Rogers, MN, and Carla May Grundyson of Madison, WI. There are two great grandsons, Maxwell Rue, and Charles Rue of Rogers, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Edith Sloane, three brothers, Ernie, Bill, Syd, one sister, Nora (Carnegie), and one nephew, Norval. There are several nieces and nephews, John, David, Jim, Edwin, Esther, Louise, Bruce, Sandra, Tom, Stephen, Eileen, Alex, and Jeanette. There are many great and great-great nieces and nephews (all mentioned are residing throughout Canada).


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Family will greet friends

Friday

20

Apr

1:00 PM 4/20/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 4/20/2018 2:00:00 PM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church

145 State St. NE
McIntosh, MN 56556

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
145 State St. NE McIntosh 56556 MN
United States

Memorial Service

Friday

20

Apr

2:00 PM 4/20/2018 2:00:00 PM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church

145 State St. NE
McIntosh, MN 56556

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
145 State St. NE McIntosh 56556 MN
United States
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