Ronald Eugene ‘Ozzie’ Ostendorf, 70, of North Platte, died peacefully at
home on Friday, November 30, 2018.
Ron was born January 9, 1948, to Donald and Dorothy June (Hartford)
Ostendorf in North Platte where he was baptized and confirmed at the
First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Ron grew up in North Platte and
graduated from North Platte High School in 1966 then attended Mid-Plains
Community College. After graduating with his Associate of Arts Degree
Ron went on to Kearney State College where he received his Bachelor of
Arts Degree in Math and Art in 1970. He hired on with the Union Pacific
Railroad in 1967 as a Brakeman and retired in 2008 as a Conductor.
On December 20, 1969, Ron was united in marriage to Cynthia Ann Burris
in North Platte where they made their home and raised three sons.
Ron will be remembered most by his family and friends as an accomplished
craftsman and woodworker who was a perfectionist with his work. He also
had a passion for music, sailing, camping, boating and entertaining.
Ron loved his family and will be greatly missed.
He leaves behind his wife, Cindi, of North Platte; sons, Justin
Ostendorf, of North Platte, Shawn Ostendorf, of Lincoln and Jeremy
Ostendorf, of Council Bluffs, Iowa; grandchildren, Sonia Marie, Ethan
and Ava Ostendorf; sisters, Donna Hilderbrand, of Colorado Springs,
Colorado, Jan (Butch) Mehl, of Crete, Bonnie (Tom) Rector, of North
Platte, Pat (Phil) Miller, of Cody, Tammy (Trevor) Menghini, of North
Platte and twins, Mindee (Mike) Mohr, of North Platte and Cindee (Tracy)
Wright, of Little Rock, Arkansas; as well as many nieces, nephews, other
family and his friends.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Dorothy.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at the
First Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Arnold Flater
officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Odean Colonial Chapel at
C & Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be
shared online at odeanchapel.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials are
suggested to the family to be used to help others with A.L.S.
Odean Colonial Chapel – 302 South Sycamore – North Platte NE 69101 –