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Harold Ostrander – Metz Mortuary

    Harold Ostrander
    ​Harold C. Ostrander, age 89 of York, NE died Monday, November 16, 2020 at York. He was born on January 14, 1931 to Frank E. and Ethel (Pace) Ostrander in Bellwood, NE. Harold served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1952-1954. He was then united in marriage to Eva Piper on October 30, 1955 in Benedict, NE.

    ​Harold was employed by Farmland Industries, managing the Benedict and Lawrence Coops for 30 years. He was a member of the Benedict United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Polk American Legion the VFW and Disabled Veterans. He enjoyed coaching baseball, renovating his family’s homes, dancing, and socializing over coffee at McDonalds.

    Harold is survived by his wife Eva of York, son Marty (Cathy) Ostrander of Sutton, NE, daughter Sue Ostrander of Lincoln, NE, son Howard (Mary) Ostrander of Hastings, NE; grandchildren: Clinton (Angela) Ostrander, Melissa (Dave) Conyers, Kimberly Lopez, Spencer Ostrander, Devin (Nikki) Ostrander, and Simon (Stefanie Ferguson) Ostrander; great grandchildren: Ethan, Garret, Kaysen, Dawson, Kellan, Madelyn, Abigail, Gianna, Emmitt, and Gunner. Also surviving are his siblings: Elsie Stromburg of Genoa, NE, Frank Ostrander of Polk, NE, James Ostrander of Ord, NE Nadine Wilcox of Arlington, NE, Robert Ostrander of Lincoln, and Lois Champoux of Lincoln.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Raymond, sister Elaine, infant brother, and three brothers-in-law: Norman Stromburg, Milton Wilcox, and Ron Champoux.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Metz Chapel in York with the Reverend Tony Dawson officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Arborville Cemetery, Polk. COVID 19 Funeral Guidelines will be implemented with limited spaced seating for family and close friends (25% occupancy), 6 feet of separation between household units, and masks required. Harold’s funeral service will be streamed live on Metz Mortuary’s Facebook Page. Visitation will be held from 1-8 pm Wednesday at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to the family for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s research. 

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