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Maribel Ostmo

July 27, 1930 — March 8, 2012

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.
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Clergy: Pastor Sheri Fadley

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