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Rose Mary Ostenson

Rose Mary (Smaaladen) Ostenson, born July 5, 1933 to Richard and Alvina (Jacobson) Smaaladen, died Saturday, March 18, 2017 under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley and the staff of Northwood Deaconess Health Center. Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharon, ND. A visitation will be held Friday, March 24, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the Bilden Funeral Home in Northwood.

She attended school at Aneta Public School and graduated Valedictorian of her class. After graduation, she worked at the store in Aneta prior to her meeting and marring Theodore Ostenson Jr. of Sharon, ND.

They had three children: Debra (Douglas) Hannestad of Hatton, ND; Diane (Michael) Williams of Emerado, ND; and Todd Ostenson of Sharon, ND.

They farmed for over 63 years. Rose was involved in the church organizations and teaching Sunday school.

Survivors include her children, Deb (Doug) Hannestad, Diane (Michael) Williams, and Todd Ostenson; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Richard and Alvina; brothers, Gorden and Allen; and her husband Ted.

Memorials are preferred to be made to the Hoff Cemetery Fund and mailed to the Sharon Bank, 312 Main Street, Sharon, ND 58277 or to the charity of your choice.

There will be no fellowship to follow the service.

Funeral Service

Saturday, March 25, 2017
2:00 PM

Trinity Lutheran Church
205 McKinley St
Sharon, North Dakota 58277

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Our sincere sympathy to you all. So thankful to know both your mom and dad, and have them attend our gatherings. They will be missed. We always think of her when seeing the angel towels she gave us as a wedding gift. God bless

Linda & John Jensen Mar 24 2017 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to Rose's family. We have many wonderful memories of time spent with Ted & Rose through the years at reunions and at the farm. Your folks were awesome people! Your family is in our prayers. God Bless!

Gus & Barb Jacobson Mar 22 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Ostenson Family, Our condolences and sympathies on the loss of Rose. She was a very positive influence in her community. Curt and Candy Haugtvedt

Curt Haugtvedt Mar 21 2017 12:00 AM