Leah Ostrem, 93Leah Bernice Ostrem, age 93, passed away on July 12, 2012, with family at her side.
Leah Bernice Ostrem, age 93, passed away on July 12, 2012, with family at her side.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Clarence, and her brother, Eathen Miller.
Leah was born December 18, 1918, in Rolla, North Dakota to Glenn and Hilda Miller. Leah graduated from Williston High School in 1937. She attended St. Olaf College for one year and then attended Northwestern Hospital School of Nursing, where she proudly graduated as a registered nurse in 1941. Later that same day, she married Clarence.
Leah loved her family and was so proud of them. She treasured being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by daughters, Carolyn Sentman, Marlys (Bruce) Axelson, and Celeste (Jim) Delap; grandchildren, Lynn (Joe) Schmitt, Mark (Virginia) Sentman, Suzanne (Jason) Dack, Rachel (Paul) Johnson, Tegan Delap and Maren Delap; great-grandchildren, Leah, Andrew, Danielle, Zachary, Nylah, Matthew, Raina, Valerie, Tyler, Quincy and Malcolm.
A Celebration of Life Service was held July 16 at 11 a.m. at Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church, 5300 10th Avenue South, Minneapolis. Private burial was at Fort Snelling.
The family suggests memorials may be directed to Alzheimer's Research at the U of M or Fairview Hospice.
Arrangements are with Henry W. Anderson Mortuary; (612) 729-2331; www.HenryWAnderson.com.