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George Ostermiller- Bidwell Funeral Home
George Ostermiller


   George Ostermiller, 88, died April 2, 2009, in Madison Memorial Hospital from acute Leukemia.

George was born October 9, 1920, in Newdale, Idaho, the son of Johann George Ostermiller and Maria Katherina Krueger Ostermiller. He grew up in Newdale, where he attended elementary school, and he also attended high school in Sugar City. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during WWII.

George married Ada Hobbs on June 11, 1943 in Wilford, Idaho. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They lived in Newdale for a few years, then moved to St. Anthony, where they lived most of their married life. He was Parts Manager at Economy Chevrolet in St. Anthony for 21 years, then worked as a Draftsman at Utah Power & Light for 15 years until his retirement in 1984. He also sold and serviced Electrolux vacuum cleaners for 43 years (until the time of his death) and had hundreds of customers throughout the Snake River Valley.

George was an active member of the LDS Church, serving as a counselor in the Bishopric, Scoutmaster, and many other callings. He also served as President of the Parent Teachers Association and spent a lifetime of service to those in need. He enjoyed collecting and repairing clocks. He owned hundreds of clocks of all description, including an extensive wrist watch collection. Throughout his life, he enjoyed repairing and working on cars. George’s greatest interest was his grandchildren, and each one of them believes he/she is the “favorite” grandchild.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ada, St. Anthony; Children: Jerry (Patsy) Ostermiller, Littleton, CO; Dennis (Alice)Ostermiller, Hyrum, UT; Brent (Joyce) Ostermiller, Nashville, TN; Brad (Linda) Ostermiller, St. Anthony; Janice (Don) Carlson, Moreland, ID; Bryan (Karen) Ostermiller, Fruit Heights, UT; Teresa (David) Hicken, Ogden, UT; Siblings: Pauline Genther, Thornton; Beverly Jenkins, Ashton; Max Ostermiller, Salt Lake City, UT; 38 Grandchildren, 60 Great Grandchildren, and one Great-Great Grandson. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers, 3 sisters, two grandsons and 2 Great Granddaughters.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 6, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Anthony LDS Stake Center, with Bishop Chance Eckman officiating. Friends may call at Bidwell Funeral Home Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the Stake Center Monday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., just prior to the services. Burial will be in the Wilford Cemetery.

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