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Theodore Ostenson Jr.

Theodore "Ted" Ostenson Jr., 89, of Sharon, ND passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharon, ND. A visitation will be held Friday, January 15, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00p.m. with a 7:00p.m. prayer service at the Bilden Funeral Home in Northwood.

Theodore, "Ted" Ostenson Jr was born January 13, 1926 on a farm near Sharon, ND to Theodore Sr. and Olive (Hagen) Ostenson. He attended country school in Westfield Township until 8th grade. Ted then began helping on the farm. He enjoyed hunting and trapping as a younger man.
On October 5th, 1952, Ted married Rose Mary Smaaladen of Aneta, ND at the Sundahl Lutheran Church in Aneta. From this union, three children were born: Debra, Diane and Todd.

Hobbies that Ted enjoyed was cleaning grain to get ready for the local grain show. He also continued to hunt deer and took his kids out to show them how to cut and process the animal. Another hobby was going to auction sales with his kids. Now, his kids find auction sales fun to go to. One of the most fun and family orientated was playing whist or pinochle, which he taught or tried to teach his kids. As he grew older, it was his grandkids and great-grandkids that meant the world to him.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Mary; children: Debra (Douglas) Hannestad, Hatton, ND; Diane (Michael) Williams, Emerado, ND; and Todd Ostenson, Finley, ND; grandchildren: Dusten Hannestad, Dalles (Lisa Todhunter) and children, Jacoby and Hadley Hannestad; Denice (Nick) Haahn and children, Lathan, Taryn and Colson; Travis (Caylee) Williams and children, Taivia and Taralyn; Jody (Jesse) Miller and children, Haddie and Brynn; Susan Ostenson, Connie (fiancé Jerud Trigger);

Preceding him in death were his parents, sisters: Glady, Thelma, Alice and Verna.
May you rest in peace. Now and Forever. Amen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hoff Cemetery, 12816 15th St. NE, Sharon, ND 58277.


Friday, January 15, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Bilden Funeral Home
219 Second Ave
Northwood, North Dakota 58267

Prayer Service

Friday, January 15, 2016
7:00 PM

Bilden Funeral Home
219 North 2nd Ave
Northwood, North Dakota 58267

Funeral Service

Saturday, January 16, 2016
2:00 PM

Trinity Lutheran Church
205 McKinley St
Sharon, North Dakota 58277

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Deb, Douglas, Todd and Family sorry for your loss.

David T Walsvik Feb 24 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry for lost.

Robert & Diane Jacobson Jan 13 2016 12:00 AM

Rose and families, Our condolences and sympathies on the loss of Ted. My wife and I enjoyed visiting with him over the years. He was so very proud of his family and community. Curt and Candy Haugtvedt

Curt Haugtvedt Jan 12 2016 12:00 AM