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DOUGLAS L. OSTRANDER


C-OstranderMr. Douglas L. Ostrander, age 76, of Sand Lake, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2013. His father died when he was in the eighth grade so Doug, as the oldest child, quit school so he could cut pulp wood to help the family. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. Doug owned his own trucking company where they delivered both cross country and local. He mostly hauled produce, raw wood products, and Christmas trees. Doug was active at local fairs where he used mules to pull weights. He particularly liked vintage cars and trucks, especially his dream car, a ’37 Ford Coupe. He and Sheila enjoyed traveling especially their trip to Alaska on their Honda Gold Wing. Doug is survived by his wife, Sheila; children, Debra and Duane McIntyre, Marie and Tom Schick, and Heath Pennington; 4 grandchildren; sister, Carolyn and Joe Glendenning, and brothers, Harold and Cindy Bushee, and Alvin Ostrander. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marion, brother, Clyde, and sister, Erma Knoop. The service for Mr. Ostrander was held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home. Military honors will be under the auspices of the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard. Interment in Crandall Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Michigan Heart Association, 3940 Peninsular Drive, SE, Suite 180, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 or the American Diabetes Research Foundation, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Relatives and friends met with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford www.pedersonfuneralhome.com

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