Richard A. Ostrander
March 13, 1929 - January 25, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Buresh Funeral Home - Twining
1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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 www.bureshfuneralhomes.com
Ostrander Family Wishes
Cedar Valley Cemetery