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Harless Ostrem

Jun 10, 2016


Harless Delayne Ostrem

October 9, 1926-June 1, 2016

Harless Delayne Ostrem, the son of Carsten and Alvilda (Erickson) Ostrem was born on October 9, 1926 in Rugby, North Dakota. He died at the age of 89 years on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the St. Aloisius Care Center in Harvey, North Dakota.

Harless was raised in the Christenson Township home of his parents and graduated from Rugby High School, the class of 1944. He enlisted in to the U.S. Navy on October

5, 1944 and served on NTC Farragut, Idaho USS Siboney (CVE 112) as a signal man. Following his honorable discharged in July of 1946, he attended and graduated

from Barber College. He practiced his profession as a barber in Jamestown, ND for 65 years. Harless had made his home at the Haaland Estates for the past 5 1/2 years and was a member of First Lutheran in Rugby and former member of Trinity Lutheran in Jamestown. He also enjoyed his 65-year membership in the American Legion and life

membership in the V.F.W.

Harless was the “families” photographer and historian and was an avid bowler, golfer and one of the New York Yankees loyalist fans.

Harless is survived by his brother, Delmer (Marlys) of Rugby; several nieces,nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Aldean ‘Bud’

and Walden Ostrem; a sister, Vivian Affeldt; and his parents.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 6th at the First Lutheran Church in Rugby with burial in the Persilla Watts Cemetery, Rugby. Pastor Mike Pretzer, offi-


Organist:Pam Anderson

Soloist:Galen Mack

Military Honors Accorded by: The Clarence Larson American Legion Post # 23 Honor and Color Guard Rugby & ND Military Funeral Honors Detail

Casket bearers: Nephews, Tim Ostrem, Keith Ostrem, Rick Ostrem, Mike Ostrem, David Folden & Kevin Hanson

Honorary Bearers: Nick Schall Jr. of Rugby, Clair Baker, Jerry Ronholm, Joe Ebertz, Jim Exner, Ken Cumber & Hartley Hoyt, all of Jamestown

Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com

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