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Gage (Nic) Ostergard, Jr., 62 - November 05, 2016

Gage “Nic” Nicholas Ostergard, Jr., 62, of Callaway, formerly of Gothenburg, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at his home near Callaway, as the result of a farming accident.
Services will take place at the Gothenburg First United Methodist Church, 1401 Lake Ave., on Friday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Carty officiating. Interment will be at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
A visitation will be conducted at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 1 to 8 p.m. with family present from 5 to 7 p.m.
Ostergard was born June 8, 1954, at Omaha, the son of Gage and Sara Jane (Moore) Ostergard.
He grew up in the Gothenburg area and attended school at Gothenburg graduating with the Class of 1972.
Ostergard was employed as a mechanic with Country Partners of Callaway. He enjoyed working on cars for customers and paid special attention to their clean windshields, according to family members.
He had a love for cars, enjoying both racing them and working on them, stated family.
On May 29, 1977, he married Karlene Breuer at Gothenburg. To this union, two children were born. They resided on a family farm near Callaway where they raised their children.
?Ostergard was an active member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, serving as a deacon, singing and helping in any way he could.
?He also had a special love for his cows and the country way of life, family said, and especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Ostergard was preceded in death by his parents, Gage and Sara Jane.
Survivors include: his wife, Karlene Ostergard of Callaway; a son, Garth (Michelle) Ostergard and their daughters—Anslee and Lynzy of Callaway; his daughter, Elaine (Josh) Claypoole and their children—Abbie, Hayden, Diesel and Linkin of Clovis, NM; a sister, Barb (Chuck) Havlicek Ostergard of Manhatten, KS; two brothers—Steve Ostergard of Gothenburg and John (Jan) Ostergard of Grand Island; numerous extended family members.
Memorials are suggested to the Callaway Fire & Rescue and the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.