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Arlynn Blaine Bestor


Tue, Jul 29th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Obituaries

Arlynn Blaine Bestor, age 88, of Ostrander, Minn., died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his home.

Arlynn was born July 12, 1926, in Greenleafton, Minn., the son of Ernest and Pearl (Dornink) Bestor. He served with the US Navy during WWII in both the Atlantic and Pacific on a destroyer the USS Jacob Jones. He returned home and married Arlene Vreeman September 21, 1946, at the Methodist church in Spring Valley, Minn. The couple made their home in Greenleafton where he worked in his father’s mechanic garage. They moved to Spring Valley in 1949 where he worked for the Alder Sande garage and continued working there when it became Marzolf Implement for the next 20 years. He then became a custodian at the Spring Valley High School for the next 20 years until his retirement on his 65th birthday. In 1991 the couple moved to Ostrander.

Arlynn was a volunteer fireman with the Spring Valley Fire Dept. for 20 years and was active in the Spring Valley American Legion and VFW, in which he was a life member. He was an active member of Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley.

As a young man he played softball. He was an avid fisherman. The couple enjoyed traveling with family and friends. He loved little children and they loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Arlene; devoted father to Bonnie Jean (Paul) Christianson and DarLynn Jean Venne; loving grandfather to Lynn (David) Gray, Michael, Matthew and Mason Venne; one great-grandson, Noah Gray; sisters, Donna Gartner, Shirley (Tillman) Fingerson, Dianne (George) Nagel, Charlotte (Goldie) Goldsmith; brother, Richard Bestor; sister-in-law, Norma Bestor; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Danny Arlynn; one son-in-law, Vince Venne; and brother, Galard Bestor.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Faith United Methodist Church with Rev. David Lieder officiating. Burial of his ashes with military graveside rites will be in the Spring Valley Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday an hour before the service.

Laurie Christopherson

Mon, Feb 24th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Obituaries

Laurie Christopherson, age 56, of Ostrander, Minn. passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Stewartville Care Center in Stewartville, Minn. Laurie Rollie was born October 20, 1957 in Zumbrota, Minn. to Larry and Evelyn (Schultz) Rollie. She ..... 
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Walter Eugene Rendahl

Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
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Walter Eugene Rendahl, age 95, of Ostrander, Minn. passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Ostrander Care and Rehab. Walt was born to Louis and Carrie (Amdahl) Rendahl on Decemeber 17, 1918 on the family farm near Ostrander. He attended Sample ..... 
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Philip Wane Holt

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
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Philip Wane Holt 51, of Ostrander, Minn. passed away August 21, 2013 at home following a lengthy cancer battle. Philip was born December 15, 1961 in Rochester Minn. He attended high school in both Alabama and Minnesota, later obtaining his GED i ..... 
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Edwin P. Fought Jr.

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
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Edwin P. Fought Jr. Edwin P. Fought, Jr. 60, of Le Roy, Minn., passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Adams Health Care Center. He passed away peacefully after a year long battle with cancer. Ed was born in Racine, Wis. on December 5, 1952 to J ..... 
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Betty Bernard

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
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Betty Bernard Betty Bernard died Friday, June 28 at the Ostrander Care Center after a lengthy bout with congestive heart failure. She was born Betty Lou Durfey to Phineas and Lillian Durfey in Merrill, Iowa on September 7, 1925. The family moved t ..... 
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Chong Ok Paulsen

Tue, Mar 5th, 2013
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Chong Ok Paulsen, formerly of Rochester, MN and Ostrander, MN died Friday, March 1, 2013 at her home in Tucson, Arizona. Ok was born in Korea and came to Minnesota after she and Kenneth Paulsen were married on December 30, 1965. Ok worked at the Os ..... 
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Martin E. Johnson

Mon, Sep 24th, 2012
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Martin E. Johnson, age 89, of Ostrander, MN died Saturday September 22, 2012 at the Ostrander Care Center were he had resided for the last 6 months. Martin Edward Johnson was born December 28, 1922 in Ostrander to Ingle and Anna (Loken) Johnson. He ..... 
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