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1120 E. Main Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-624-2829
Fax: 605-624-2931
Fern Ostrem

Fern Marie Ostrem (Walz)

Wednesday, March 1st, 1922 - Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Obituary

Fern Marie Ostrem, 98, of Centerville, SD passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the Centerville Care and Rehab Center.
Fern Walz was born March 1, 1922 in Vermillion, SD to Andrew and Agnes (Nicholson) Walz. She attended Vermillion Elementary and graduated from Vermillion High School. She attended Mitchell South Dakota Homemaker Technical School.
She married Robert Ostrem June 12, 1943 in Hartington, NE. The attendants were Mary Walz (her Cousin) and Darrell “Bub” Grangaard.
Fern enjoyed being a Mother and Homemaker. She was active in Ladies Aide, as a Sunday School Teacher, and was an Extension Club member.
Fern is survived by daughter Wanda (Wayne) Helgager, Sioux Falls, SD, sons Ray (Joyce) Ostrem, Sioux Falls, SD, Tom (Jeannie) Ostrem, Madison, SD and Paul Ostrem of Irene, SD. Also grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Caryl (Steve) Mathison, Benjamin and James, Robert Ostrem, Kristi (Michael) Gilley, Patrik, Chad (Melissa) Ostrem, Thomas and Avery, Kelli (Reed) Timmer, Brady, Peyton and Kaylee, Mandi (Ray) Zigmond Reinke, Michael Zigmond.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, great granddaughter Ashley Gilley, four brothers: Henry Carl, Burdette, and Arnold, also three sisters Evelyn Ahlgrim, Phyllis Melcher and Margaret Peterson.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Hansen Funeral Home
    Address
    IRENE, SD
    Notes
    A prayer service will begin at 7:00PM at the Hansen Funeral Home.
  • Service

    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Immanuel Free Lutheran Church
    Address
    29686 458th Ave
    Centervile, SD 57104
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    Notes
    ***Masks will be required.
    Officiant
    Pastor Arlyn Abrams
  • Interment

    Location
    Holland Cemetery
    Address
    Hwy 19A
    CENTERVILLE, SD
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Becky Ellis

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Such a kind, beautiful woman! Good memories of staying at her and Bob's house and riding the bean buggie....she made fantastic lunches!! Thanks for the memories!
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