Helen (Mrs. Richard) Ostrom, age 87, of Faribault died on Sunday, February 14, 2010 at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Faribault on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Faribault.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Wednesday, February 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. and also at church for one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Helen R., the daughter of Herman and Ida (Bremer) Dahlke, was born August 30, 1922 in Faribault. She graduated from Faribault High School in 1940. On September 5, 1946, she married Richard Ostrom at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Faribault. He preceded her in death on February 8, 2007. She was a bookkeeper at Woolworth’s in Faribault until her marriage and then her main career was raising her seven children at which she excelled.
She is survived by her seven children, Jack (Karen) Ostrom, Faribault, Susan (Ivars) Vancers, Chandler, AZ, Judy (Bill) Joynes, Golden Valley, Barbara (PJ) Schaefer, Eau Claire, WI, Guy (Kathy) Ostrom, Dunedin, FL, Rick Ostrom, Ocala, FL, Taffy (Steve) Karel, Mendota Heights; twenty grandchildren, Jesse (Julie) Ostrom, Ben Ostrom, Kris (Jenn) Vancers, Brody (Alexandra) Vancers, Will (Laura), Abby, Noah Joynes, Becca (Andrew) Wolf, Katy (Jake) Bland, Patrick (Amanda) Schaefer, David, Tim, Jamie Ostrom, Mandy, Rick, Kayla Ostrom, Dan, Nick, Alyssa, Sam Karel; six great grandchildren, Megan Vancers, Jacob and Jillian Ostrom, Eliana and Charlie Wolf, and Ashlynn Bland; brother and sister in law, Jim (Rose) Ostrom, Wahpeton, ND, sister in law, Yuuko Ostrom, Faribault, and loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick; grandson, Freddie; her parents, Herman and Ida; brothers, Herman and Otto Dahlke and Gordon and John Piper; two sisters Margaret Williams and Dora Beverly.
Memorial gifts may directed to Bethlehem Academy Ostrom Family Scholarship, St. Lucas Care Center or donor’s choice.
Jack and Karen, I am so sorry to hear of the death of Jacks' Mother. It is always so hard to lose your loved ones but we have to remember that there is a better place for them and that is a promise from Jesus. Take care, Our Sympathy to the whole family, Rose (Bussert), Harold Johnson and family
Jack, Karen and family-We are saddened for your loss. Please know that we care deeply and that you are in our prayers.
I was blessed to come to know Helen as a customer. I delivered food to her off an on over a period of a year. She was always so kind and friendly. We would visit about her family of whom she was so very proud. I would hear about children and grandchildren and even met a few who were visiting. My deepest sympathies for your loss. Helen's family is in my prayers.
Ostrom Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Helen and Dick were always great supporters of Bethlehem Academy and the entire Faribault community. Jack Kolars Bethlehem Academy
Jack, Karen & family, We were so sorry to hear about your Mother, Jack. Please know that our prayers go out to all of you at this time. Dan, Kathy & family
Jack and family, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Our prayers and sympathy are with you at this time. Elaine and Jim
Taffy, Steve, Alyssa and family, Our prayers go out to you in the loss of your mother and grandmother. While I only met Helen once, I could tell how special she was through the love and care of the people around her. She raised some incredible kids and grandkids. God bless you in the time of your loss, Jody and Caitlin Rowland