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Ardella Ostgulen obituary

    Ardella Agnes Ostgulen, age 93, of Howard Lake, Minn. was united with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 at her home. Ardella was born on August 2, 1929 in Belgrade, Minn. to Walter and Nellie (Fredrick) Werts. She was baptized and confirmed at the Methodist Church in Belgrade. Ardella graduated from Belgrade High School. She was united in marriage to Jerome “Joe” Ostgulen on March 19, 1949. They enjoyed 58 years together. Ardella had a number of jobs over the years, her favorites were working for Dr. Rok Shin and at the Howard Lake School District. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake.
Survived by her three boys, Rickey (Tess) of Austin, Minn., Terry (Larae) of Howard Lake, Minn., Rory (JoAnn) of Lake City, Minn.; grandchildren, Jil, Angela, Trisha, Sara, Amanda, Amy, and Anthony, 16 great-grandchildren, niece, Karen Werts, sister-in-law, Ruth Helgeson, and a special dog, Lilly.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband, Joe, brothers, Art and Al, great-grandsons, Dylan and Brandon Gabbert, and Evan LaCroix.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Howard Lake, Minn., 320-543-3401, www.swansonpeterson.com.

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