Created: Tue, 03 Jun 2014 04:18:00 CST
Updated: Tue, 03 Jun 2014 04:20:43 CST
Donald Lee Ostberg, 88, of Polk, NE, died on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at York General Hospital. Services will be held Thursday, June 5th, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Polk with the Rev. Willis Pauls officiating. Burial will be in the Polk Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday, June 4th, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Solt Funeral Home in Polk.
Don was born on November 14, 1925, in Polk County to Ilof (Ike) and Josephine (Lindahl) Ostberg. He grew up on the family farm near Polk, attended grade school in Polk, and graduated from High Prairie High School in 1943.
A WWII veteran, Don enlisted in the Navy on Feb 23, 1944. After training as a radioman in Farragut, ID, he shipped out from California to the Philippines. On completion of his service, he returned to Polk in May of 1946.
On September 17, 1949, Don was united in marriage to Doris B. Binford at the United Methodist Church in Polk. They spent their life together operating the family farm and raising a family. He was also a Pioneer Seed Corn Dealer for many years.
Don was a member of the United Methodist Church in Polk. He was an active member of the Polk American Legion and Ryan Hill Country Club in Osceola. Don worked to help establish the Polk Senior Center.
An avid fisherman, Don loved fishing so much that he convinced his bride to go on a fishing trip for their honeymoon. Don was a big Husker Football fan and season ticket holder. He was a league bowler and loved to play golf. In retirement, Bullhead City, AZ became his winter home, allowing him to play golf year round. Don loved a good story, he could always be counted to share a joke to two.
Don is survived by his daughter Donnette and her husband Scott Wagner of Greenville, TX; his son Murray and his wife Ann (Larson) Ostberg of Stromsburg, NE; four grandchildren – Erin (Ostberg) and her husband Chris Stargel of Omaha, NE; Lauran Ostberg of Kearney, NE; Caitlin Ostberg of Pittsburgh, PA; and Erik Ostberg of Norfolk, NE; two great grandchildren – Grace and Ella Stargel of Omaha, NE; and special friend Marge Stevens of Polk, NE.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Doris; an infant daughter, Ruth Marie; and his brother, Dean Ostberg.