Irene Rosalie (Malcom) Ostlund

Father: Halvor Torsteinsen Osterkil
Mother: Anne (Olsdotter Sylte) Osterkil

Spouse: William Malcom

Spouse: Harold Ostlund

Biography Notes...

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Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000
From: "Marlyn E Lindahl"

Hi Danny, Irene passed away on Monday Aug. 14, 2000, at a local hospital. Her obituary follows:

Memorial service will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Vern Severson officiating. Music will be presented by soloist Judy Everson and accompanist A.J. Sherrill.

Burial will be Friday at 9:45 a.m. in the Troy Cemetery, rural Troy. Pallbearers will be Brent Malcom, Doug Bates, Jason Bates, Dave Kluckman, Howard Ostlund and Lloyd Evjen.

Visitation will be today (Thurs) from 2 to 9p.m. at the Wight and Fox Funeral Chapel with the family present from 4 to 7 p.m. Relatives are requested to meet Friday at the church in the chapel by 10:45 a.m. The family requests that any memorials be designated to the Troy Cemetery Association, secretary Adelle Kucker or the grace Lutheran Church Foundation.

Irene Ostlund, the daughter of Halvor T. and Anne (Sylte) Osterkil was born August 26, 1903, at Dell rapids. She moved to the Troy area in 1905 and lived there as a child except for eight years when the Osterkil family returned to the Dell Rapids area for that period. She attended schools is Troy and Dell Rapids and graduated from Watertown High School in 1923.

Teaching was her profession. She obtained her teaching degree from various South Dakota colleges. She taught the first 10 years in the Troy community and later taught for many years in the Strandburg, Stockholm and LaBolt communities, retiring in the early 1960's.

She married William R. Malcolm Aug. 5, 1929, and the couple resided in Troy and the Portland, Ore. Mr. Malcolm died in January 1943.

She married Harold Ostlund June 15, 1952, and the couple lived and farmed near Stockholm. Mr. Ostlund died in June 1968 and she moved to Watertown.

She enjoyed traveling, having traveled extensively throughout the U.S. She also made trips to Norway in 1967 and 1974 and she also visited Germany, Switzerland, France and Spain. She was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church, the Grace Lutheran Church Women, Sons of Norway and various extension clubs.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William R. and Sharon Malcolm of Watertown; a daughter and son-in-law Mary and Max Bates of Cheyenne, Wyo.; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Just thought you might be interested , will see some of the relatives tomorrrow as Johnnie, Joyce and Ruth were coming in from Lake Mills.

Take Care, Rose Ann