Ralph “Richard” Ostrem

June 12, 2015

Harrisburg, SD –  Richard Ostrem, 70, passed on June 12, 2015 surrounded by family. Richard requested no funeral and to be cremated and placed with his wife, Sharon. Children Jeff Ostrem and Peggy Hancock will honor his request and send ashes to people that were part of their lives. Thankful for his life include his grandchildren Duane and Jordan Hancock. Ashes will be sent to exchange students they hosted from Denmark, Chili, Germany, and Norway and to Richard’s three brothers, Ray in Texas, Gary in Nevada, and Norman in South Dakota. Ron and Marsha, life long friends, will fly and disperse their ashes over Tok, Alaska. The family requests that any condolences be sent to 107 AnnaWay, Harrisburg, SD 57032.”If you know me, you know what I said. I once was living and now I’m dead.Thanks for the Memories and Keep Smiling!”

Love Rich –


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  1. Brian Hauser MD on June 18, 2015 said:

    Peggy and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Richard and Sharon were such great people and I will miss them both. I am thankful that I got to know them for the time I did. I greatly enjoyed being their family doctor and being a part of your lives.

    God Bless, Brian Hauser, MD

  2. Ashley on August 12, 2015 said:

    My deepest condolences to your family. Losing a loved one is never easy. As you continue in life keep the wonderful words found at Revelations 21:4 with you and hold dear the thought found in Isaiah 25:8. No, I can not bring your loved one back but I hope that the comfort in knowing that God not only wants to but will is encouraging in itself. – Acts 24:15. Again, I am deeply sorry for your loss.
    Ashley Worley