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Richard Ostergard, 86 - November 08, 2017

Richard “Dick” Ostergard, 86, of Gothenburg, died Nov. 8, 2017 in Gothenburg.
Services were held at First United Methodist Church in Gothenburg on Friday, Nov. 10, with Pastor Jamie Norwich McLennan officiating. Private family burial took place at Fort Mcpherson National Cemetery
He was born Oct. 24, 1931, in Gothenburg, son of Harry and Ilene Ostergard.
Dick grew up around Gothenburg and attended and graduated from Gothenburg High School. He served his country in the Army from 1952-1954. Dick married Connie Owings on April 21, 1956, at the Presbyterian Church in Gothenburg. Dick and Connie had two children: Rick and Matt.
He was a member of Fumblers, the American Legion, Elks Club, and the Gothenburg Historical Society and museum. Dick had a passion for sports, especially baseball. He loved spending time with family, painting and sculpting
Surviving are his wife, Connie Ostergard of Gothenburg; sons—Rick (DeAnn) Ostergard of North Platte, and Matt (Suzi) Ostergard of Gothenburg; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren with two special angels arriving soon; brothers—Jack (Mary) Ostergard of Gothenburg, Larry Ostergard of Gothenburg, and Ron (Kayleen) Ostergard of Gothenburg; sisters-in-law—Janine (Brad) Stickelman, Sue Ostergard and Donna Owings; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Ilene; in-laws, John and Alice Owings; brothers—Jim and Betty Ostergard and Don Ostergard; brothers-in-law—Jack Owings and Robert and Carol Owings; sister-in-law, Joan Ostergard; nephews—Steve Ostergard and Court Stickelman.
The family asks that memorials be given to the Gothenburg Historical Society, or the Gothenburg Senior Center, 410 20th Street, Gothenburg, NE 69138
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