Richard A. Ostrander

Twining, Michigan
March 13, 1929 - January 25, 2015


11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home - Twining


1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Obituary Notice

Richard “Rich” A. Ostrander, 85, of Twining, Michigan passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at home. Rich was born March 13, 1929 in Twining, Mich., to the late Merl and Katherine (Mason) Ostrander. Rich was a proud Army veteran. He honorably served his country from February 1, 1951 to
January 31, 1953. After his discharge, Rich came back to the family farm and milked cows and farmed with his two brothers, Merrill & Robert.

He then met his love, Shirley Ackerman they married and continued to farm together until they opened the M-65 Greenhouse, she preceded him in death. He then married the former June White, and she survives him.

He was a member of Twining Trinity Methodist Church. Besides farming, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends, and growing his own garden which he did up until just a few years ago. Besides his wife, June, Rich is survived by sister, Arlene Jarabek; many loving nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and step-children. He was preceded in death by brothers, Merrill Ostrander and Robert (Rita) Ostrander; sister, Marjorie (Jack) King, brother-in-law Ben Jarabek; nephew Richie Jarabek; niece Marlene Corey.
Visitation for Rich will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the Buresh Funeral Home – Twining, 15 W. Maple Ridge Road, Twining, Mich., 48766. Funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor David Wichert officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Valley Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to wishes of the Ostrander family. Online condolences may be offered at


Ostrander Family Wishes


Cedar Valley Cemetery


Its hard to see someone in pain...But he lived with happiness and love...My family gives our condolences...Kathy Broyles and family
— Kathy Broyles
I will always cherish the memories
— Vance King,Barbara King
Sorry for the loss of your dear loved one, Richard. May the peace God gives sustain your family during this difficult time. Seeing the promises in God's Word the Bible will help you to gain strength and fortify your hearts, granting you comfort. (Revelation21:3,4;
— F B
This man was as loved by his family as I've ever seen. He was a blessing, a hero, a supporter and an example. God's speed to Uncle Rich and all who were honored to have been a part of his life.
— Tiffany Davis
Richard was a wonderful man and a great friend to my family, especially my Grandpa, Cordell Green, many trips from my grandparents farm to the Ostranders with my Grandpa on the tractor,, of course a John Deere,,, wow so many memories. Praying for your family today and always.
— Valerie Ornatowski
I am so very honored to have had a true example of a decent, caring, honest, proud, hard working, hero that was my Uncle Richard Ostrander. He was a unique man. So devoted to his life of farming and family. When there are life choices to make I ask, "What would Uncle do?". I can't go wrong following his examples.
— Patti King

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