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J. Eric Ostrom


Mon, Jul 13th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Obituaries



J. Eric Ostrom, 46, of Fountain, Minn. died Sunday, July 5 as the result of a motor vehicle accident.

Eric was born, September 22, 1968 in Thunder Bay, Canada. He moved to the U.S. when he was four years old. He graduated from Preston-Fountain High School in 1987. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from May 1990 to September 1992, which included a tour of duty in Desert Storm.

He married the love of his life, Sue Harstad on June 29, 1996. They started their life together in Chatfield, Minn. and later moved to their current farm outside of Fountain, Minn. where they raised their two children, Ascher and Haley.

Eric was co-owner of Grandview Memorial Gardens and had a passion for helping people. He was a volunteer EMT with the Preston Ambulance and had recently joined the Fountain Fire Department. Over the past couple years, many people got to know Eric at the doors of Mayo Clinic, where he assisted patients as they entered the clinic. Eric also made many friends while managing the Preston and Chatfield Golf Courses. He was on the board of the Wildlife and Habitat of Fillmore County conservation group. One of his greatest loves was spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid conservationist, who enjoyed hunting pheasants and deer, as well as raising pheasants. Eric also enjoyed golfing, bowling, and being the life of the party.

Eric is survived by his wife of 19 years, Sue; son, Ascher; daughter, Haley; mother, Peggy (Denny) Brusse of Preston; one sister, Angie (Scott) Taylor of Lanesboro; one brother, Tim (MaryBeth) Ostrom of Harmony; two step-sisters, MariLyn (Stacey) Bakke of Preston and Gina (Jeff) Lindeland of Preston; mother-in-law, Miriam Harstad of Harmony; three brothers-in-law, Kurt (Karen) Harstad, Scott Harstad, and Mitch (Laura) Harstad; two sisters-in-law, Lori (Jeff) Campbell and Heidi (Doug) Hanson as well as many loved nieces and nephews.

Eric was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold and Virginia Tienter, John and Norma Ostrom, and father-in-law, Harold Harstad.

The memorial service for Eric was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 10, 2015 at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, Minn. with Pastor Darby Lawrence officiating. Burial with full military honors took place at the Greenfield Cemetery in Harmony. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Greenfield Lutheran Church and also for one hour pri .....
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Fillmore Central to add girls dance team

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board met on June 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. The district bills and payroll were approved by the board High School Principal Heath Olstad noted that of the 27 members of the 2015 graduating class, 24 have plans to conti ..... 
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Engagement - Rasmussen ~ Drogemuller

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Social Scenes

Samantha Rasmussen and Jason Drogemuller are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Samantha is the daughter of Terry and Jenny Rasmussen of Mabel, Minn. Jason is the son of Robert and Marla Drogemuller of Fountain, Minn. ..... 
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Alton Thomas Asleson

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Alton Thomas Asleson, 68, of Fountain, died Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Clara House in Harmony, Minn. Alton was born August 20, 1946, the son of Victor & Marian Asleson of rural Fountain. He graduated from Chatfield High School. On July 1, 1 ..... 
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Council makes quick work of agenda

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on Thursday, June 4, 2015 with all council members present. Motion by Wangen, seconded by Ostby, to approve consent agenda items including minutes from the May 7, 2015 regular meeting, treasurer’s report, monthly ci ..... 
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Retiring Fillmore Central teachers recognized for years of service

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board met on May 28, 2015 at 7 a.m. All board members were present. The minutes from the April 28, 2015 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The district bills and payroll were approved by the board. Dea ..... 
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Fillmore Central summer food program for kids

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Fillmore Central Schools will be providing free meals for children this summer! Free meals for children will be served at the elementary s ..... 
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Fountain Council approves lending library

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met May 7, 2015 with all council members present. Also present were City Attorney Scott Springer, City Clerk Ronda Flattum, and Fountain Police Chief Tom Mosher. Joan Clement with the Fountain Study Club approached the c ..... 
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Fillmore Central Junior High Golf

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Sports

Congratulations to three FC Junior High Golfers for their placement at the 2015 Three Rivers Conference Golf Tourney at Harmony. Shown are (left to right): Hailey Lange, 7th grade champion; Taylor Bushman, 7th grade , 2nd place; and Madison Bakken, ..... 
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