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Florence Ostlie

Florence Ostlie, 84, of Northwood, North Dakota died Sunday, October 31, 2010 at the Northwood Deaconess Health Center in Northwood.

Funeral Services will be 2:30 pm, Thursday, November 4, 2010 at the Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood with burial in the Northwood City Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Wednesday in the Bethany Room at Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm and one hour prior to services in the church.

Florence Olson was born January 9, 1926 in Lind Township, rural Northwood, North Dakota the daughter of Iver and Martha (Johnson) Olson. She was raised there attending Lind Township School and was baptized and confirmed in the Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church. On May 18, 1946 she was united in marriage to Orphie Ostlie in Crookston, Minnesota. They made their home in Northwood where she worked at the Northwood Deaconess Health Center for twenty-five years. Mr. Ostlie passed away in April of 1990. She continued to make her home in Northwood and moved the Northwood Deaconess Health Center in the fall of 2008.
She was a member of the Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church. Florence enjoyed baking and cooking and her greatest joy her grandchildren.

Florence is survived by her children, Wayne (Faith) Ostlie of Sumner, Washington, Daryl J. Ostlie of the Philippines, Roger Ostlie of Bismarck, North Dakota, Karen (Erwin) Miller of Larimore, North Dakota and Laurel (Olen) Ophaug of McVille, North Dakota; eighteen grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; brother, Lyle E. Olson of Grand Forks, North Dakota and sister, Jean Lonne of Ely, Minnesota.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Orphie, great grandson, Jared Miller, brothers, Melville, Floyd, Curtis and Allen and sisters, Mildred Halvorson, Irene Aaserude, Lorraine Paupst and Edith Wall.

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

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May there be peace in your heart. Florence is on her journey to heaven and the more you speak of her life and your love for her, the faster her journey will be..

Robert & Nellie Bjornson Nov 3 2010 12:00 AM

Kassiejacobson Nov 1 2010 12:00 AM