Darlene Oster

darlene oster
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  

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  1. Tony I am so sorry for the loss of your momma. You are in my thoughts. Remember she is always right by your side.

  2. Sending all my hugs and love to you all. Hoping you get the strength and guidance we have been paying to God for you all. It’s so hard top let go but try to remember that she is in such a beautiful, pain free, sickness free place. And it’s not goodbye. ..it’s until we meet again. Love you guys. ..

  3. She was like a friend to me, but more like a grandmother. yes, she made mistakes, but that doesn’t mean she can’t be great in her own ways. I will always miss you, Darlene, until the moment i die, and see you again. Goodbye, for now.

  4. Darlene…you will be missed deeply! I love you and will never forget the good times we shared, all the conversations we shared on the phone, and the strength you have given me thru your hope! Til we met again my friend, xoxox A.

  5. Rest easy at peace my friend. Your kindness and love will remain on through your family and friends.

  6. Darlene was one of a kind. I remember her doing a lot of babysitting. I can still see her sitting on the counter talking to me years a go in Minnesota. The time thanksgiving was at her house in St. Joseph. Letting me hang out with her when I was at my grandparents in North Dakota. Driving to her mom’s for a visit. All kinds of really good memories. So many cherished moments and talks. Very blessed to have her in my life. I will always be thankful for the time she spent talking to me right before her surgery. She was being supportive of my troubles instead of being focused on her own. What an incredible woman!! prayers to all who are missing her.

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