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Dorothy Ostlie

October 10, 1928 — August 16, 2009

Dorothy Ostlie, 80, of Northwood died Sunday, August 16, 2009 at the Northwood Deaconess Health Center in Northwood.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, August 22, 2009 in the Bilden Funeral Home Chapel in Northwood with burial in Bethania Lutheran Cemetery rural Northwood.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Dorothy Beatrice Jacobson was born October 10, 1928 at Kempton, North Dakota the daughter of Tollie and Mathilda (Jensvold) Jacobson. She attended school in Kempton and in Larimore, North Dakota. On June 29, 1947 she was united in marriage to Allen Ostlie. They made their homes in Northwood, North Dakota, Downey and Santa Rosa, California before returning home to a farm near Emerado, North Dakota in 1963. Dorothy worked at the Grand Forks Air Force Base Commissary for several years before she and her husband, along with Allen's nephew and family, built and operated the Green Goose Golf Course near Northwood. They sold the golf course, which is now the Northwood Golf Course, in 1987.
Dorothy enjoyed reading, cooking and baking, crocheting afghans for everyone she knew and loved to spoil her grandchildren. Her love for life was contagious and many will remember her for her quick wit and big smile. She was always "there" for people.

Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Kirsten Ostlie of Twisp, Washington and Martha (Bruce) Keifenheim of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, grandchildren, Aspen Prichard, Woodrow Keifenheim, Hillary Prichard, John Keifenheim and Josie Keifenheim; sisters, Linda (Marshall) Pratt of Ketchikan, Alaska, Sonia (Robert ) Lee, of Hatton, North Dakota and Olive Vanettie of Bothel, Washington.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Allen, brother, Arnold and sister, Theola "Rusty" Vondersmith.

Memorials may be directed to the Northwood Deaconess Health Center.

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The Bilden Funeral Home of Northwood is assisting the family with arrangements.

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