Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014 at St. Josephs Catholic Church in St. Joseph, for Jeanette F. Jan Ostendorf, age 80, of St. Joseph, who passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Jerome Tupa, OSB will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and after 9:00 a.m. on Friday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph.
Jan was born on September 26, 1933 in Freeport, Minnesota to the late Frederick and Mildred (Stueve) Vogel. She married Lawrence P. Larry Ostendorf on August 26, 1952 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Throughout their lives they owned and operated several businesses including farming, bulk milk hauling and then co-owned Mid-State Wholesale Tire until retirement in 1986. She was a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church, St. Joseph.
Jan enjoyed quilting, sewing, playing cards and traveling in their motorhome and wintering in Arizona. She especially treasured the time spent with family and friends and will be remembered for her great cooking.
She is survived by her children, Don (Pat Tiemann) of Albany, Sharon of Albertville, Duane (Linda Lieser) of Boyes, MT, Floyd (Tresa Gohmann) of Avon, and Lee (Ella Kumorowicz) of Alexandria; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Claude (Janice) of Albany, Eileen Schwieters of St. Cloud, Jerry of St. Cloud, Fred (Evelyn) of Monticello, Helen (Dennis) Obermiller of Coon Rapids, Eunice Brazil of Clearwater, Bonnie (Gene) Quast of Monticello; brother-in-law, Ed Overman of Freeport; and many nieces and nephews.
Jan was preceded in death by her husband, Larry in 2012; sisters, Mary Ann Lennon and Millie Overman; and brothers-in-law, Don Lennon, Vic Olmscheid and Guy Schwieters.