A memorial and celebration of life for Eleanor G. Ostlund, 99, of Carbonado will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Wilkeson Eagles Aerie 1409, 534 Church St. in Wilkeson. She died at her home in Carbonado on Dec. 21, less than six months from her 100th birthday.
She was born June 11, 1919, in Todd County, Minnesota, to Adolph and Emma (Ellis) Jasmer. She attended country schools in Minnesota and had four brothers and sisters who preceded her in death. She met her future husband, Everett, in 1939 and they were married on Oct. 25, 1941, in Bartlett Lutheran Church in Minnesota. They moved to Carbonado in 1946.
She was a 50-year member of the Tacoma Model T Ford Club and a member of the Cadillac-LaSalle Club. She was a past member of the Carbonado Ladies Aid Society, the Carbonado Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and the Wilkeson Eagles Auxiliary. She was a homemaker who crafted holiday wreaths and swags for several years, and collected antique dolls and dishes.
Following her husband’s retirement from Boeing, the couple spent two years traveling North America, then settled near their birthplaces in Verndale, Minnesota, for a year visiting family and old friends. Then they spent a dozen years as snowbirds in Yuma, Arizona, before returning to Carbonado full time.
She and Everett celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Oct. 25, 2016, and he died in January 2017.
She is survived by children Charles (Gloria), Bill and Susan Black; brothers-in-law Jim Miller and Richard Swift; sister-in-law Irene Jasmer; three grandsons and four great-granddaughters.