Franklin “Frank” Earl Ostby
Franklin “Frank” Earl Ostby, 78, Winfield, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 at his home. A funeral was held Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Kimzey Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant, with Pastors Jeffrey McPheron and Mark Youngquiest officiating.
Frank was born Dec. 5, 1942, in Albert Lea, Minn., the son of Paul and Frida (Bakken) Ostby.
He married JoAnn Baasen June 8, 1968, at Rock Prairie Lutheran Church, Elbow Lake, Minn.
Frank was a Junior High math instructor for 14 years in West Union, where he met several life-long friends. After teaching, Frank joined Heying Foods, West Union, as the production manager and was transferred to Panora. He finished his career with Golden Oval Eggs as production manager, first in Renville, Minn., and finally in Thompson.
Once retired, Frank and JoAnn spent time in Mesa, Ariz. in the winter. Wherever Frank lived, he made good friends. Frank was highly active in the various churches where he was member. He served as treasurer and was involved in choir and junior league.
Frank is survived by his wife, JoAnn; children: Cheryl (Travis) Crawmer, Urbandale; Kris Davis (Mike Scheidt), Van Meter; and Paul (Julie) Ostby, Mt. Pleasant; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.