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In Memory of Carol E. Ostenson

December 20, 1936 - March 15, 2023

Carol Esther Ostenson, age 86 of Barron, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Dove Healthcare in Rice Lake.

She was born December 20, 1936, to Clarence and Esther (Fredrickson) Taft Fall Creek.

She attended school in Barron and graduated from Pulaski High School in Milwaukee after the family moved there shortly before her senior year

After graduation, she married Edwin Ostenson Jr. on August 8, 1954, in Milwaukee. Carol and Ed made their home west of Barron in the home they built.

Carol enjoyed gardening, sewing and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Carol is survived by a daughter, Donna (Howard) Brace of Waseca, MN; sons, Dale (LouAnn) Ostenson and Bruce (Julie) Ostenson, both of Barron and Larry Ostenson of Antigo; Grandchildren, Nathan Brace, Jessica (Jeff) Tuttle, Allison Ostenson, Ashley Carr, Kayla (Nick) Gieseking, Cody (Anthony) Thomas, Honai Decorah, Logan Ostenson, Hannah (Cody Clay) and India Ostenson; as well as 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Al (Nancy) Taft, Jerry (Nancy) Taft and Steven Taft; sisters, Margie Hoff and Helen Hamilton. As well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Ostenson; daughter, Diane; her parents, Clarence and Esther; and three brothers, Gordon, Howard, and Norman.

Funeral services for Carol Ostenson will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Barron with Pastor John Terpstra officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 22 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Rausch and Steel Funeral Home in Barron and one hour prior to the service on Thursday morning at the church. Burial will be at Wayside Cemetery in Barron.

Arrangements are being handled by Rausch and Steel Funeral Home in Barron.

Last Update: Mar 18, 2023 1:39 pm CDT

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