Steven L. Ostendorf, age 55 of Grey Eagle, died Monday, February 10, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer at the CentraCare Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 15 at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Ronald Dockendorf officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Military Honors provided by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Grey Eagle. Parish prayers will be held at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the church.
Steven Lee Ostendorf was born March 15, 1958 in Tacoma, Washington to Joanne Ostendorf. He graduated from Grey Eagle High School in 1977. Steve enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1979 and retired in 2005. In September of 1982 he married Marise Janorschke in Buckman, Minnesota. After seven years of marriage, the couple divorced. Steve also worked at Goldn Plump in Cold Spring for 26 years, retiring in 2009.
He was a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church in Grey Eagle. Steve was mechanically inclined and enjoyed working on vehicles, plumbing, and electrical wiring. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his children, Heather Ostendorf (friend, Eric Douglas) of St. Cloud and Nathan Ostendorf (fiance;, Lorena Barrera) of Sauk Centre; grandchildren, Bailey, Annica, and Sophia; mother and step-father, Joanne Heffron and Richard Heffron of Grey Eagle; and many loving relatives and friends.
Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bernard and Matilda Ostendorf; Godparents, Wilfred and Juletta Ostendorf; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A special thank you to Dr. Al-Khatib and the staff at the Coborn Cancer Center, the staff at St. Cloud Hospital, and Sauk Centre Hospice for all of their care and compassion.
Serving as casket bearers will be Arthur Lyon, Lloyd Lyon, Brad Folta, Dennis Harmon, Richard Roerick, and Nathan Ostendorf. Cross bearer will be Bailey Ostendorf and scripture bearer will be Annica Ostendorf.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Grey Eagle.