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Richard Ostendorf, 69 - January 06, 2015

Richard Alan Ostendorf, 69, of Gothenburg died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at his home in Gothenburg with his family by his side.
Memorial services took place at the American Lutheran Church on Saturday, Jan. 10, with the Rev. Jon Mapa officiating.
Ostendorf was born Dec. 12, 1945, at Gothenburg, son of Marcus Lincoln and Doris Elaine (Miller) Ostendorf. He attended school in Gothenburg graduating with the Class of 1964.
He served with the United States Army from 1965 to 1967, spending a year and a-half in Germany.
Following his return from the Army, he married Janet Kirstein on Jan. 6, 1968, at the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg.
Ostendorf was employed as a petroleum salesman for All Points Cooperative for 28 years.
He volunteered as a Webeloes leader and was also a member of the American Legion.
Ostendorf’s family was first in his life, according to family members, and he enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.
?He was preceded in death by: his parents, Marcus and Doris; a son-in-law, Jeff Kragh.
?Survivors include: his wife, Janet (Kirstein) Ostendorf of Gothenburg; his son, Matthew Ostendorf of Gothenburg; his daughter, Jennifer Kragh of Krum, TX; a sister, Jonette Jo (Larry) Jensen of Holdrege; four grandchildren—Shaila (Larry) Stoner, Mackinzie and Savannah Ostendorf and Justin Kragh; two great-grandchildren—Josephine Ostendorf and Audryaunna Stoner; numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852, and Central Plains Hospice, P.O. Box 108, Cozad, NE 69130.