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Eleanor Ostlund

June 11, 1919 ~ December 21, 2018 (age 99)

A memorial and celebration of life for Eleanor G. Ostlund, 99, of Carbonado will be held
Saturday, January 12 at 1 p.m. at the Wilkeson Eagles Aerie 1409, 534 Church St. in Wilkeson. She
passed away at her home in Carbonado on December 21, 2018, less than six months from her
100th birthday.
Eleanor was born on June 11, 1919 in Todd County, MN to Adolph and Emma (Ellis) Jasmer.
She attended country schools in Minnesota. She had four brothers and sisters who all preceded her
in death. Eleanor met her husband, Everett, in 1939 and they were married on October 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. Eleanor 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. She
crafted holiday wreaths and swags for several years, and collected antique dolls and dishes.
After Everett'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.
Eleanor and Everett celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on October 25, 2016. Everett
passed away in January of 2017.
She is survived by three children, Charles (Gloria), Bill and Susan Black. She is also survived
by three grandsons and four great-granddaughters. Also surviving are two brothers-in-law, Jim Miller
and Richard Swift; one sister-in-law, Irene Jasmer; and many nieces and nephews.
The family thanks the Carbonado Firefighters' Aid Crew (especially Helen Horton), caregiver
and longtime friend Pat Ferguson, Abey Miller and Kenny Haulet for their assistance.

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