Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wilford 'Ozzie' George Ostergaard

Wilford G. Ostergaard, 82, passed away at Walnut Grove on Thursday, November 25, 2010.

Wilford Ostergaard was born in Minneapolis, MN, to the late Sigurd and Mae (nee: Hilker) Ostergaard on August 31, 1928. He lived in Racine for most of his life. In Racine, he was united in marriage to Grace E. Dykstra on May 15, 1948.

Ozzie owned and operated the Ostergaard’s Bakery until his retirement in 1979. Ozzie and Grace then moved to Eagle River and spent the winter months in Florida. Living in Eagle River was special to him. He loved nature, the north woods and all the special friends he had met there. Ozzie was a member of the West Racine Business Association, Kiwanis and the Rotary Club. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed tennis, golf and sports, and attended many of the Green Bay Packer games. Most importantly, he loved being with his family and friends.

Ozzie will be dearly missed by his wife of 62 years, Grace; two children, Nancy (Roger) Hoff and Ted (Laurel) Ostergaard; five grandchildren, Kristen (Nate) Schroeder, Shari, Jake, DJ, and Laurna; his sister, Betty Koch; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A memorial ceremony will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home on Friday, December 3, 2010, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends may meet with the family from 9 a.m. until the time of ceremony.

Mr. Ostergaard’s family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Walnut Grove and Hospice Advantage for their kind and compassionate care of Ozzie.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361

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