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Jerry B. Ostrander Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1946 - 2012

Jerry B. OstranderJERRY B. OSTRANDER

Jerry Bennett Ostrander, age 65, of Kahoka, MO, died Saturday, May 12, 2012 in the emergency room of Keokuk Area Hospital following a demolition accident in Kahoka.

Jerry was born December 7, 1946 in Chico, CA, a son of John Bennett and Argyl Conklin Ostrander

He married Nancy Wolf on July 28, 1965, in Reno, NV.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy, of Kahoka, MO; two sons, Michael Ostrander of North Dakota, and Jeffrey (Sharon) Ostrander of Springfield, OR; two daughters, Stacy (Mrs. Stan) Palmer of Platina, CA and Jennifer (Mrs. Todd) Everhart of Sterling, CO; seven grandchildren: Amber Ostrander, Amanda (Mrs. Eric) Hontou, Brian (Rachel) Aldridge, Andrew and Ryan Ostrander, and Tate and Chance Everhart; two great grandchildren, Brian Aldridge, Jr. and Bria Louise Hontou; one brother, LeVoy (Ramona) Ostrander of Paynes Creek, CA; two sisters, Sharlene (Mrs. Tommy) Parker of Red Bluff, CA, and Darlene Long of Clear Lake, CA; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Donald and Mabel Evermon Wolf; a granddaughter, Jordan Whatley; and one brother, Ben Ostrander.

Jerry graduated from Hamilton Union High School in Hamilton City, CA with the class of 1965. He spent the majority of his life as a professional bee keeper in the California area, branching out on his own as long as his health permitted. After raising their children and retiring, he and Nancy moved to Missouri to be near Nancy's large, extended family. Jerry loved living in the rural area and spending time with Nancy's family and on their farms.

Jerry and Nancy enjoyed crafting together and selling their wares at various venues and visiting with the many friends they made. He always thought of Clark County as home and had only exchanged one small town for another. He was interested in preservation of history and spent many hours with Rodney Harvey restoring old cemeteries in Clark County. He was also a member of the Friends of Athens.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Rob Quillin officiating. Cremation followed with inurnment to be at a later date in the Kahoka Cemetery.

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There are currently 18 condolences.

Jason Tucker
Sunday June 3, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Aunt Nancy I'm sorry to hear about Uncle Jerry.I sure wish I could have been there in your time of need of family & friends.My prayers & heart go out to you. Love ya Jason Tucker
mary and butch and family
Friday June 1, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Nancy and family we are very sorry to hear about Jerry. We will miss him, We are sure happy that we did get to see him and you when you were here.
Rob Pinkham aka "Robby"
Sunday May 27, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Nancy - I regret that I was not able to see Jerry back in 2010 when some of the ORD BEND friends got together in Willows. The clear memory of Jerry spans the years from 1958 to present - we had great times together for the few years we lived close to one another and attended the Ord School. Hugs to you and trust you will be comforted by the living God - Jesus Christ.
Peggy Daniel Vossler
Saturday May 26, 2012 at 10:29 AM

I know you won't remember me but I remember you and Jerry you both were very friendly to me when I first came to HUHS. For that I was thankful and blessed to have known you both. My prayrs and condolences with you and your family during this time of sorrow. God Bless.
Carol Nunes Macon
Saturday May 26, 2012 at 3:36 AM

Nancy & family, Jerry & I grew up together, went all through school together, we were best friends as children. I am so sad to hear of his death. Nancy you and Jerry made a lovely family and he lives on through them and I will always remember him with fond and loving memories. Love and prayers to you.
Debbie Gower
Wednesday May 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM

So Sorry to hear about your dad and husband. My the love and prayers of others hold you during this time.
Jimmie Bilich, Sarah & Zachary
Friday May 18, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Nancy, Stacy & family. I'm so sorry, there are no words to express my sadness for all of you. You are a family who became my family. Jerry was the best father/grandpa that we all benefited from his love. I'm so thankful that I got to see you both when you were out here last yeat. I love all of you and will always have good thoughts about Jerry..I have been thinking about all of you and hope you are ok, the best that is possible at this time..
suzie Hopp
Thursday May 17, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Nancy so sorry to hear about Jerry. I will keep you and your family in are prayers. Sozie Hopp
Fred & Vandy Evermon
Tuesday May 15, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Nancy, so very sorry to hear about Jerry. You and your family are in our prayers.
Jo and Kelly Bryant
Tuesday May 15, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Nancy, what a wonderful man Jerry was, so thoughtful, interesting and amusing. We loved to listen to his stories and will treasure the time that we spent with both of you. He will be greatly missed but wonderful memories will keep him with us always. Love Jo and Kelly.
Bob & Joan Work
Tuesday May 15, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Nancy & Family.So sorry to hear about Jerry's accident. Our thoughts & prayers will be for you & your family.
Mark S. Boley and Family
Tuesday May 15, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Nancy and family, So sorry for your tragic loss. It was always such fun to visit with Jerry and he did so much to help preserve history in our county---he will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the weeks to come and let us know if you need anything.
Diane Pagel Mack
Monday May 14, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Nancy and family, My heart goes out to you and your family. Deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May God Be With You and guide you during this most difficult time. Godspeed my friend.
Ray & Mikie O'Bryant
Monday May 14, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Nancy, We were so sorry to hear of Jerry's death. Thinking of you and your family. Ray and Mikie
Pam (Evermon) Stephens
Monday May 14, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Nancy, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. Jerry was a wonderful guy and we will miss him lots at our celebrations!
Sunday May 13, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Sorry for your loss ower thoughts and Prayers go out to the family.....
Sturm family
Sunday May 13, 2012 at 9:49 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jerry's wife, family and friends.
Alicia Burkhardt
Saturday May 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.

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