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SIDNEY - William L. Ostrander, 84, passed away on July 7, 2018, following a short illness.
He was born on May 5, 1934, son of the late Carroll and Elva (Seeley) Ostrander.
He was a graduate of Sidney High School and a longtime employee of the U.S. Postal Service in Sidney before his retirement.
He married Kaveda (Blakeslee) Ostrander in 1956 in Masonville. They shared 52 years of marriage before she predeceased him in 2008.
In 2012, he married Nora Cole Ostrander in Bainbridge.
Bill was a special man. He made friends easily and would joyfully talk to anyone. He was a devoted husband and family man who kept his sense of humor to the very end. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed raising livestock His favorite animals were dairy goats, horses, Scottish Highland cattle and his many faithful dogs, most recently his little companion, Jenny.
He is survived by his wife, Nora; four children, Robert and Carole Ostrander, Karen and Neal Cummings, Heidi and Russell Ruff and Maria and Joe Roosa; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Debra and Fred Smith, David and Paula Cole and Donna and Robert Decker; five step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Beverly and Bob Petley and Jane and Pete Mckee
Bill is predeceased by his brothers, Alan and John; and step-grandson, Jeremiah Ostrander.
Friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, July 13, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 14, at the Masonville Federated Church. Burial will follow in Masonville Cemetery, Masonville.
Share condolences with the family online at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
Published on July 9, 2018
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