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Joseph L. Ostrander

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Joseph L. Ostrander of Normal, Illinois, and recently of Hayward, Wisconsin, passed away on Monday, November 12, at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, of natural causes.

Joe was born on June 2, 1927, in Huron, South Dakota, to Franklin Levell Ostrander and Claudine (LeMere) Ostrander. He graduated from Marquette University in 1951 with a degree in civil engineering, and worked for many years as a field representative for Ellerbe Architects of St. Paul, MN. He wed Rose Ann Poradek of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and they were married for fifty-five years, raising six children. In their...

Joseph L. Ostrander of Normal, Illinois, and recently of Hayward, Wisconsin, passed away on Monday, November 12, at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, of natural causes.

Joe was born on June 2, 1927, in Huron, South Dakota, to Franklin Levell Ostrander and Claudine (LeMere) Ostrander. He graduated from Marquette University in 1951 with a degree in civil engineering, and worked for many years as a field representative for Ellerbe Architects of St. Paul, MN. He wed Rose Ann Poradek of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and they were married for fifty-five years, raising six children. In their retirement, Joe and Rose loved to travel with their trailer and see the United States. Her hobbies were cooking, baking, crafts, and reading; his hobbies were woodcarving and storytelling. Rose preceded him in death in 2006.

Joe is survived by his sisters: Geraldine (Glen) Zehntner of White Sulphur Springs, Montana, and Patricia (John) Kerrigan of Houston, Texas; his children: Kathleen (Steve) Naylor of Hayward, Wisconsin; Therese (Larry) Peterson of Phoenix, Arizona; John (Mary Pat) Ostrander of Naperville, Illinois; Mark (Sherron) Ostrander of Madison, Alabama; Matt (Buffy Riley) Ostrander of Hayward, Wisconsin; and Margaret (Phil) Kasun of Delafield, Wisconsin; seventeen grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A family service will be held at a later date in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.