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Jean Ann Ostrander

October 6, 1937 ~ October 5, 2020 (age 82)


Jean Ann Ostrander, age 82, of Sanford and Midland died October 5, 2020.  The daughter of the late Donald and Grace (LaMee) McDonald was born on October 6, 1937 in Midland and grew up in Merrill.  She married the late Robert (Red) Ostrander on April 16 1955.  Jean provided home daycare for working parents for 20 years and each child became part of her extended family.  She is preceded in death by her husband Robert; parents and sisters Bonnie Goulette and Jane Ruggow   

She enjoyed playing bingo, cards, knitting wash clothes, her Detroit Tigers and keeping an eye on the news so she could call her children and grandchildren to give them a heads-up on what was happening in their part of the country.  She always looked forward to having all her family together for a party.

Surviving is her; son, Kurt (Patricia) Ostrander of Strongsville, OH; daughters, Jill (Barry) Barden of Harrison, MI and Becky (Gary) Dunham of Midland MI, grandchildren, Mindy, Kelli, Rochelle, Ryan, Kyle, Melissa, Ashley, Jason, Joshua, Heather and Holly; 23 great grandchildren,1 great-great grandson on the way and brothers; Donald and Doug  


Funeral services for Jean will be private due to Covid19 virus concerns. Wilson MILLER Funeral Home are handling all arrangements with Fr. Dan Fox OFM, Cap of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Sanford officiating. Interment will follow in Midland City Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Cap of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Sanford, MI. Personal messages of condolence maybe offered to the family at

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