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 Burton Allison “Burt” Ostby

Burton Allison “Burt” Ostby

Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Death 3 May 2006 (aged 74)
Mikado, Alcona County, Michigan, USA
Burial Harrisville, Alcona County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 31997912 · View Source
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Burton "Burt" Ostby was the son of Bernard and Alice (Olson) Ostby. He was born in Minnesota, but moved with his family to Michigan when he was about 5, after Bernard took a job with Detroit Edison.

Burt had no natural siblings, but was raised with adopted sister Estelle Ostby Leigh, the daughter of Bernard's deceased brother. They considered one another siblings.

Burt was the proud dad of 7: Steve, Sandra, Craig, Lynda, James, Richard, and Karen.

He was a pitcher on the Detroit Tigers farm team from 1950-1954. A broken kneecap ended his run on the team. In his later years, Burt was a member of the Alcona County Amateur Radio group, which is where I got the photo of him in the baseball cap.

Burt was my great-uncle. I have few clear memories of him; the last I saw him was at the funeral of my grandma (his sister), and I understandably remember little about the reunion. But he was a kind and friendly man, and I remember him being quite the jokester. I'm sorry I didn't know him better before he was gone, but I am assured he is well remembered and much loved.

If anyone who knows more about his life wishes to give me more information to put here, or wants to take over this memorial altogether, please let me know. He deserves the best memorial possible.

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  • Maintained by: jynx1955
  • Originally Created by: sweetjuno
  • Added: 6 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31997912
  • Shannon Ostby
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Burton Allison “Burt” Ostby (8 Oct 1931–3 May 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31997912, citing Springport Cemetery, Harrisville, Alcona County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by jynx1955 (contributor 47199825) .