May 8, 1957 ~ January 3, 2017
Darlene Oster, of Kindred, ND, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the Mayo Clinic St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN, surrounded by her loving family. Darlene was only 58 years old, but had been a cancer survivor for over six years. She fought a courageous battle with any health issue that endured throughout the past years.
Darlene was born on May 8, 1957, the daughter of Edwin and Lorraine (George) Oster in Bismarck, ND. She grew up in Casselton, ND where she received her education. Darlene was united in marriage and had three children. She raised them in the Leonard and Kindred, North Dakota area. She worked for many years at Dakota Pyrotechnics in Arthur and most recently in Kindred.
Throughout the years Darlene was most of all a loving mother and grandmother. Nothing was more important to her than her beloved grandchildren. She loved each and every moment spent with them. Darlene always kept busy with baking, cooking, sewing and knitting.
Darlene is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Oster and Annette Schwegel of Kindred; and her son, Tony Boyer of Waseca, MN; her grandchildren – Katelyn, Avery, Emily, Christopher, Nicholas, Isaac, Courtnay, Chloe and Aiden. Also surviving are her siblings – Diane Christensen of Breckenridge, MN; Doreen (Joel) Dahl of West Fargo, ND; Greg Oster of Barnesville, MN; Alan (Kim) Oster of Bismarck, ND; and Verla Mattson of Lisbon, ND; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandson, Austin Hansen; and her brother, Gary Oster.
GATHERING: 5-7 PM Sunday at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel in Kindred, ND – and also one hour prior to the service in the funeral home on Monday
PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Sunday at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel in Kindred, ND
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 PM Monday at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel in Kindred, ND
BURIAL: at a later date at the Kindred Cemetery