July 16, 1927 ~ February 10, 2017
Ernestine passed away on February 10, 2017 at St. Francis Home in Breckenridge, MN at the age of 89.
Ernestine Hall was born on July 16, 1927 in Calais, Maine, the daughter of Roscoe and Beatrice (Barnes) Hall. The family lived in Milltown, New Brunswick, Canada and also in Quebec, Canada. At age 18 she traveled by train to Buffalo, New York where she received her nurses training at the Deaconess Hospital. Ernestine was united in marriage to John J. Ostapowicz on March 4, 1950 in Olean, New York. Together they made their home in New York and raised their family.
Ernestine is survived by her children – Stephen Andrew, Christal Ann, Edith Mary and Joan Bernice. Also surviving are her grandchildren – Justine (Kitty) Chanel Ostapowicz, Joshua Hulbert, Jamie Hulbert, Steven Fichtel, Drew Fichtel, Eric Hutchison, Luke Hutchison, Jake Hutchison, and Gabe Hutchison; her great grandchildren – Ivy Hulbert, Oliver Hulbert, Calamity Jane Winchester, Phoebe Ann Winchester, and Jackson Alexander Hutchison; and her sister, Marion Crossfield.
Ernestine was preceded in death by her husband, John; her son, John Michael; and her sister, Shirley Stevens.