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Ethel Pease, 90

Ethel Pease, 90, Osakis, entered her new life on Friday afternoon, March 7, 2014 from Community Memorial Home in Osakis.

On April 26, 1923 a baby girl was born to Charles and Irene (Rickert) Wilson in Minneapolis. Ethel graduated from Mankato Bethany Lutheran High School. She then attended college for a two-year program at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato.

Ethel moved to Minneapolis and was hired by Egquist Bakery. She worked as a manager there for seven years. Her next employment was at Hansons Drug Store.

On May 14, 1946 Ethel married Warde Ostlund. After Wardes death in 1956, Ethel met and married Clifton Pease on March 2, 1958 and made Osakis their residence. Cliff passed away on Valentines Day in 1999.

Ethel become a member of Osakis Lutheran Church and was active with the churchs womens association. She also was an auxiliary member of the Osakis VFW and belonged to the Eastern Star and Community Memorial Home Auxiliary.

Some of her favorite hobbies included playing cards, especially bridge, smear and cribbage. She also liked to go fishing, golfing, dancing and to the casino. She and her husband Cliff spent many hours each summer tending their large garden and sharing its bounty with neighbors, friends and many townspeople. During the winter months she liked to go ice skating, do latch hook and read and was also a collector of various types of clown and angel figurines. She enjoyed country music and was very fond of her special companion her cat named Nutmeg.

Ethel is survived by her children, Richard (Cheryl) Ostlund of St. Cloud, Linda Blake of Osakis, Errol Ostlund of Alexandria, David Pease of Osakis; stepchildren, Loyis Longfellow of Rifle, CO, Tom (Susan) Pease of Osakis, and Nick (Barbara) Pease of Atwater; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her two husbands.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, March 11 at Osakis Lutheran Church with the Rev. Don Reisig officiating. Musicians were organist, Pat Converse and soloist, Dana Hetland. Inurnment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, next to Warde. Honorary bearers were Osakis VFW Auxiliary and members of Eastern Star.

Arrangements are with Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis;