Irmgard Ostrander

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Ostrander, Irmgard (nee Hastreiter)
Called home to the Lord on Monday June 24th, 2013, age 73. Beloved wife of the late Ronald, dear mother of Anita (Jeff) Zagrodnik, Joe (Pat) Ostrander, Dean (Sandy) Ostrander, Biff (Kathy) Ostrander, Jerry (Lynne) Ostrander and the late Steven Ostrander. Loving grandmother of Alex and Amanda, Erika, Craig, Matthew, Bradley, Kit and Gina. Sister of Alois, Rosl, Frank, Maria, Hans, Lise, Sepp, and Inge.
Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many special friends.
Irmgard worked for many years at Hales Corners Lutheran School as the lunch lady and was renowned for her knit sweaters and famous cookies and pies.
A memorial visitation will be held at HALES CORNERS LUTHERAN CHURCH 12300 W. Janesville Rd. on Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at 1 PM until the time of service at 2 PM.
If so desired, memorials to Hales Corners Lutheran School greatly appreciated.

Because Irmgard loved bright colors so much we encourage you to wear floral or colorful clothing to the visitation and/or funeral service.

Past Comments

Mary Wickman Aehlich

Dear Anita and Ostrander family,

I was thinking of Tante Irmgard, as I called her so many years ago, as I was knitting and silently thanking her (as usual) for teaching me to knit continental style. So I went to the internet just to see if I could find her and possibly Anita. Sadly, I found Irmgard had passed away. Even though I was 11 the last time I saw her, she never left me nor has Anita or the boys teaching me to waterski on Lake Wausau.

Thank you for the memories and you all have my sympathy.

With love,

Mary Wickman Aehlich

Martha Norris

My heart broke 1 year ago on June 24th. Now I think of Irmgard in September as
her birthday falls on this month. Every time I open one of those last jars of jelly
that she made or use a jar of tomatoes that she canned for me every year an ache
goes from my throat to my heart. Irmgard was such a beautiful person and will never
ever be forgotten. I miss you Love Marthy

Beth Bruch

Irmgard was such an amazing friend to my grandmother, Doris LeSac, sharing so much (including many good times with their beloved Alex and Mandi). I really appreciate these pictures and the video. Irmgard had been kind enough to keep up with my mother as well, and we will miss her. Much love to all whose lives she touched. -Beth Bruch

Ed Spyra

All the times she called me “stinker.” We had so much fun growing up. Cousins Franky & Heide lived on the next block. Paulina Street. Cousin Anita was my sister on the next street over. The four of us were always together. mid-’60s. I can’t believe how time has moved so fast. It’s not fair. I would go back and do it all again. Not too long ago, I went through some photos and recalled this moment at Christmas when my mom and I celebrated with Irmi. I became a Vikings fan by watching games with Uncle Ron. My mom gave me a Vikings hoodie and I convinced Alex to put it on so we can show his mom. Irmi said “OH! You are so bad!” I said “It will be funny!” Upon seeing the photo, Anita laughed and said “Yeah, not so funny!” (But it was.) I thank Ron for my Vikings passion. I thank Irmgard for all the love and joy we had.

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