November 19, 2020
Harold C. Ostrander, 89 of York, Neb., died Monday, Nov. 16, at York. He was born on Jan. 14, 1931, to Frank E. and Ethel (Pace) Ostrander in Bellwood, Neb. Harold served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1952 to 1954. He was then united in marriage to Eva Piper on Oct. 30, 1955, in Benedict, Neb.
Harold was employed by Farmland Industries, managing the Benedict and Lawrence co-ops for 30 years. He was a member of the Benedict United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Polk American Legion the VFW and Disabled Veterans. He enjoyed coaching baseball, renovating his family’s homes, dancing and socializing over coffee at McDonalds.
Harold is survived by his wife, Eva, of York, son, Marty (Cathy) Ostrander of Sutton, daughter Sue Ostrander of Lincoln, Neb., and son, Howard (Mary) Ostrander of Hastings; grandchildren: Clinton (Angela) Ostrander, Melissa (Dave) Conyers, Kimberly Lopez, Spencer Ostrander, Devin (Nikki) Ostrander, and Simon (Stefanie Ferguson) Ostrander; great-grandchildren: Ethan, Garret, Kaysen, Dawson, Kellan, Madelyn, Abigail, Gianna, Emmitt and Gunner. Also surviving are his siblings: Elsie Stromburg of Genoa, Neb., Frank Ostrander of Polk, Neb., James Ostrander of Ord, Nadine Wilcox of Arlington, Neb., Robert Ostrander of Lincoln, Neb., and Lois Champoux of Lincoln, Neb.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Raymond; sister, Elaine; infant brother, and three brothers-in-law: Norman Stromburg, Milton Wilcox and Ron Champoux.
His funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m., today (Thursday) Nov.19, at Metz Chapel in York with the Reverend Tony Dawson officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Arborville Cemetery, Polk.
COVID-19 Funeral Guidelines will be implemented with limited spaced seating for family and close friends. Harold’s funeral service will be streamed live on Metz Mortuary’s Facebook Page.
Visitation was held from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to the family for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s research.
Condolences may be left for the family at http://www.metzmortuary.com. Metz Mortuary, York is handling arrangements.