Henry "Hank" Ostby

May 27, 1932 ~ September 17, 2020 (age 88)


 Henry “Hank” Ostby, 88, of Chatfield passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020, at Stewartville Care Center.
   Hank was born May 27, 1932, to Ivy and Heinrick Ostby.  Hank grew up with 6 siblings.  In January 1951, Hank joined the U.S. Navy where he was a cook and baker on the USS Greene, before bring honorable discharge in November 1954.
   On June 8, 1956, Hank married Mary Lou Mahan of Lime Springs, IA.  They raised 2 sons Terry and Tom.  Hank worked for Peoples Natural Gas at many locations, before settling in Chatfield in 1981.  He loved to cook, and bake for everyone.
   He is survived by a son Terry (Rhonda) Ostby of Chatfield; daughter in-law, Jenny Ostby of Decorah, IA; 4 grandchildren, Bryan (Lisa) Ostby of Fountain, Chris (Nikki) Ostby of Chatfield, Holly (Lincoln) Kreofsky of Plainview, and Henry Ostby of Minneapolis; 7 great grandchildren, Terron, Rylan, Taylor, and Deegan, Makynli Ostby, and Maryn and Waylon Kreofsky; and his dog Mike. Preceded in death by his parents; wife Mary Lou (1995); son Tom (Nov. 15, 2018).
   The family would like to thank Chuck and Pat Karver, and Tami Asher for there kindness, and helping Hank out.
   A private graveside service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 1pm, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, in Lime Springs, IA.
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Graveside Service with Military Honors
October 3, 2020

1:00 PM
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
45th Street
Lime Spring, IA 52155

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