Former Eustis Resident: Arlene Ostendorf (1930-2017)
Arlene Ostendorf, age 87, of Wayne, Nebraska died on March 15th, 2017 at Wakefield, Nebraska. Arlene Marie was born March 10th, 1930 at Eustis to Arthur and Helen (Keller) Hueftle. She attended high school in Eustis where she took a Normal Training Course so she could teach school immediately upon graduation. She taught school in Dawson County one year before attending Wartburg College, Iowa for two years. She spent two summers attending classes in Lincoln then taught school in West Bend, Iowa and Lexington.
Arlene married LaVern Ostendorf June 12th, 1955, in Eustis. In 1969, LaVern, Arlene, and their five children moved to Wayne, where at the age of 40, Arlene went back to college and graduated with her teaching degree in December, 1970. Following that she taught in a number of (one room K-8) country schools around Wayne.
She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Until recent years, Arlene was a member of Wayne County Retired Teachers and Minerva Club. She also enjoyed reading, completing crossword puzzles, playing cards and Scrabble with family and friends. In her earlier years, Arlene spent time bowling, doing ceramics, swimming, singing, playing the piano, scrapbooking and was a good cook (adding just a touch of lemon to her homemade ice cream).
Arlene is survived by her children, Lane (Carol) Ostendorf of Sioux City, Iowa, Vicky (Tom) Jones of Johnson, Beth (Vaughn) Glassmeyer of Ft. Collins, Colorado, Rhonda (Mike) Lutt of Wayne, and Rebecca Onderstal of Wayne; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Alan (Delores) Hueftle of Eustis and Marvin (Pat) Hueftle of Omaha; brother-in-law, Kenneth Rieker of Gothenburg; nieces and nephews.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, LaVern March 9th, 2016; infant son, Larry LeRoy at birth; infant grandson, Michael George Ostendorf at birth; and sister, Lois Rieker.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at Our Savior Lutheran Church. in Wayne, Nebraska. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne, Nebraska. Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne, Nebraska.