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Maribel Ostmo, 81, of Sharon, ND passed away March 8, 2012 at Aneta Parkview Health Center, Aneta, ND surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 11:00am at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharon, ND. Visitation will be held Monday, March 12, 2012 from 5:00-6:30pm with a 6:30pm prayer service at the Bilden Funeral Home in Northwood, ND. A visitation will also be held Tuesday, March 13, 2012 from 9:00am until the time of the service at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharon, ND.
Maribel Long was born July 27, 1930 in McVille, ND to Leo J. and Anges (McDonald) Long. She had one brother Andrew. She attended and graduated from Sharon Public School. After high school, she attended Mayville State Teachers College for elementary education. She taught school in rural Sharon for 2 years. On October 5, 1952, she was united in marriage to Parnell Ostmo at the Sharon Presbyterian Church. Together they had four children: Peggy, Robert, Julie, and Perry.
Maribel was known for her love of music. She taught piano lessons for 25+ years. She played the piano and organ while in high school at the Sharon Presbyterian Church and later at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharon. After playing as the church organist for 35 years, she retired on April 27, 2008. Maribel was active in several ways at Trinity. She was involved with the Sharon homemakers club for several years and the Senior Citizens. She was also active as a volunteer with the Sharon Public Cemetery Board.
Maribel is survived by her four children: Peggy (Alan) McCullough, Lisbon, ND, Robert (Terryl) Ostmo, Wahpeton, ND, Julie (Lon) Zellmer, Aneta, ND, and Perry (Patti) Ostmo, Sharon, ND; ten grandchildren: Julie (David) Jansen, Davis (Kari) McCullough, Karl Ostmo, Per (Tori) Ostmo, Carrie (Tim) Nelson, Kelly Gustafson, Liza Ostmo, Gina Ostmo, Joel Ostmo, and Drew Ostmo; three great grandchildren: Seth and Taylor Jansen and Kaleb Nelson; two step grandchildren: Brenna and Holly Marino; sister-in-law: Lorraine (Orville) Ness; brother-in-law: Morris (ReNae) Ostmo; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Parnell; parents: Agnes and Leo J. Long; brother: Andrew; and great granddaughter Alexius Jansen.
Arrangements were made with Bilden Funeral Home of Northwood, ND.
Online guestbook is available at www.bildenfuneralhome.com
Clergy: Pastor Sheri Fadley
With our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her. Sorry that we can't make it to the funeral. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Candy Haugtvedt Mar 12 2012 12:00 AM
This Simpson sends condolences and sympathy. Great to attend the Simpson reunion last summer & see family relatives. Always sad when we lose one. You're all in my prayers.
John R. Simpson Mar 12 2012 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. Chris (Evenstad) Shields
Chris Evenstad Shields Mar 12 2012 12:00 AM
I was so sorry to hear about Maribel. She was such a big help to my Dad back in 1981 when they were putting together the first reunion. I'm glad I got to see her again last summer. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
Jim Simpson Mar 12 2012 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of the passing of Maribel. Our kids, Chad & Mindy, had her for pinao lessons for many years. They liked her very much and she was a very sweet lady. I also had the pressure of knowing her more through my job with Valley Senior Services in Steele and Traill Counties. To me her name fit her quite well and was well suited to her personality. You have our deepest sympathy. It seems Perry also seemed to of gotten her kind heart! God Bless!
Brian and Gail Berg Mar 11 2012 12:00 AM
Our sympathies Perry to you and your family! ~Jim & Jodi
Jodi Stockeland Mar 11 2012 12:00 AM
Dear Ostmo Family: Our sympathies and condolences in the loss of your mother. Candy and I enjoyed visiting with her at various events in Finley, Sharon, and Aneta over the years. She was always in good spirits. It was clear that she was very proud of her family and her community --- a wonderful community that she and Parnell and others helped build and improve over the years. Curt and Candy Haugtvedt
Curt Haugtvedt Mar 11 2012 12:00 AM