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1928 Ed 2023

Edward Talmage Ostergard

April 29, 1928 — October 31, 2023

Westfield/Corpus Christi

Edward Talmage Ostergard, age 95 of Westfield, WI, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 in Westfield.  Edward was born on April 29, 1928 in Avon Park, Florida to Ole Christian Ostergard and Olive Anna Campbell.  Edward was raised in Durand, Il. He married Zola Vera Cecil on August 25, 1950 in Sinton, Texas and lived the majority of his life in Corpus Christi, Texas. Together, they were blessed with five children.  Edward worked for a short time as a Southern Baptist Minister and moved on to teaching high school English for ten years at Flour Bluff High School.  After working a number of years for IDS, he and his wife started ZETOCO, a Bookkeeping and Tax Service, that he operated for 40 years.

Edward had many hobbies throughout the years.  He was a volunteer ham radio operator, loved to sail, and planted a garden every year in his backyard and shared his vegetables with his neighbors and friends.  He enjoyed welding and made several trailers for his friends.  He and his best buddy of 30 years, Thomas Duvall, built a sawmill that Thomas would run in Ed’s backyard to cut up logs they retrieved from the beach.  There was always a crowd of neighbors on weekends to see what those two were working on next.

Edward was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Zola Vera Ostergard; son, William Granvel Ostergard; daughter, Zola Marie Ostergard; grandson, James Ryan Kurth; parents, Ole and Olive Ostergard; brothers, William Ostergard and Harvey Ostergard and sisters, Majorie Meredith and Ellen Marie Wahl.

He is survived by his brother, Morrie Ostergard; sister in law, Carolyn Ostergard; children, Richard (Kim) Ostergard, Peggy (Patrick) Coffey, Andrea (Mark) Banning; grandchildren, Richard Ostergard, James Ostergard, Carl Kurth, Keith (Mindi) Kurth, Nathan (Megan) Long, Andi (EJ) Summers and Michael (Aly) Skinner; great-grandchildren, Keiko Ostergard, Autumn Ostergard, Zoran Battle Ostergard, Brooklynn Kurth, Kail Kurth, Lorelai Kurth, Taylor Long, Paige Long, Rebel Summers and the entire Ostergard and Cecil families. 

There will be no service at this time.  Edward will be cremated and his remains buried next to his wife, Zola at Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christi, Texas at a later date.

Ed’s family would like to thank the staff at Harris Villa and St. Croix Hospice the all of their caring and loving support.

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