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Marilyn Joy Ostrander
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Obituary for Marilyn Joy Ostrander

Marilyn Joy Ostrander, 79, Bismarck, North Dakota, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017, at home surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Cornerstone Community Church with Pastor Keith Ritchie officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be held at a later date in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

A graveside will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday May 19, 2018, at St. Peters Lutheran Church Cemetery 19747 County Hwy.6, Audubon, Minnesota.

Marilyn was born November 25, 1937, in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, to Walter and Gladys (Arneson) Myhre. Marilyn started working as a guard and her career led into teaching which she loved to do. She worked towards her master degree in her 50’s. Marilyn retired from the North Dakota Penitentiary after 25 years of service; where she was an excellent shot on the pistol team. She loved to travel, and has visited Norway, Ireland, Italy, and taught English in China for a year. She had a positive impact on everyone’s lives that she touched.

She is survived by one son, Daniel (Marian) Ostrander; three daughters, Michele Ostrander, Amy (Willie) Waelhof, Mara (Tim) Reigsecker; ex-husband, Jerry Ostrander; six grandchildren, Jaclyn Ebidon, Amanda and Lindsey Ostrander, Jody Dunklin, Cole and Jayden Reigsecker; five great-grandchildren; and her beloved dog Max.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Jim.

Please sign her guestbook and share memories at Funeral arrangements are being made with DaWise-Perry Funeral Services, Mandan, North Dakota.

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Memorial Service




11:00 AM
Cornerstone Community Church

111 East Wachter Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58504





2:00 PM
St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery

19747 County Hwy. 6
Audubon, MN 56511

Cemetery Details


St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery

19747 County Hwy. 6
Audubon, MN 56511


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