|Birth: ||Aug. 26, 1912|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 2010|
Walter Ostrenga, 97, went peacefully home to be with the Lord on Sunday evening, August 1, 2010 at his residence. He was born August 26, 1912 in Little Suamico to Michael and Louise (Kolodziej) Ostrenga.
As a young man he worked in the CC Camps in Northern Wisconsin where he learned about hard work and discipline. On July 4, 1936 he married Margaret Konitzer in Oconto Falls. Following their marriage the couple lived in Milwaukee for 36 years where Wally was employed at Allis Chalmers. His work projects included the Manhattan Project and the Hoover Dam while employed there. The couple retired to Kelly Lake in 1972 where they owned and operated a resort, Sunset Cottages, building the first cottage by themselves in 1948. Wally will be fondly remembered as a kind, compassionate and generous man whose door was always open and table ready at a moments notice to welcome family and friends. As a practical joker and joke teller, much laughter and fun was soon to follow.
Survivors are his four daughters, Jane, Marilyn, Judith,Peggy, 17 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 17 great-great grandchildren; four brothers, Frank (Mary) Ostrenger, NV; Martin Ostrenger, MT; Stanley, Raymond, all of Oconto Falls; one sister, Julie. Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret on December 9, 1996, one son, Jimmy on October 27, 1980, two sons-in-law, Howard and Fred, four brothers, John and Joseph Ostrenger, George and Edward Ostrenga and one sister, Louise Miller.
My grandfather and my grandmother had a very special love between them. He missed her terribly after she passed away in 1996 from ALS. As he quietly and peacefully passed away on the evening of August 1, just minutes later fireworks were seen in the sky over Kelly Lake. We, his family, feel that fireworks were a symbol of grandma and grandpa once together again and probably grandma saying to him "What took you so long?" I love and miss my grandpa. He was quite the man.
Special thanks to Jane Eubanks for sponsoring my grandfather's page.
Mike Ostrenga (1880 - 1958)
Louise Gallas Ostrenga (1892 - 1985)
Margaret D. Konitzer Ostrenga (1914 - 1996)
James Ostrenga (1953 - 1980)*
Saint Anthony Cemetery
Created by: Steph F
Record added: Oct 05, 2010
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