Duane L. Ostrander

PORTAGE – Duane L. Ostrander, age 75, of Portage, passed away at SSM Health – St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison on Thursday, January 4, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Duane was born on November 18, 1942, in Monroe, WI. He proudly served his country in the US Army and was stationed in Germany. Duane was a fun-loving guy who never met a stranger. He loved his family which grew very large over the years. He had a passion for fast cars, the Packers, Badgers and NASCAR, along with local short-track racing. He loved to travel, liked to fish, and hunted in his younger years. He was a jack of all trades and could fix or build anything. One summer, he even worked as a stunt driver and rolled cars for the Crash Dick Thrill Show. He retired from Seneca Foods after working in Maintenance for over 20 years.

He is survived by his loving fiancé, Mary Christianson; sons, David Ostrander, Darrin (Jane Vander Kooy) Ostrander; stepchildren, Peter Flickner, Leslie (Carl) Griepentrog, Elton (Kathy) Kleist, Errol (Anne) Kleist, Jeff Kleist;  19 grandchildren;  many great-grandchildren;  mother of his children, Linda nee Loomis (Jim) Kieffer; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret; daughter, Jackie; brothers, Ron and Gene.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage. Private inurnment at Pacific Cemetery will take place at a later date. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Portage Lions Club, P. O. Box 531, Portage WI 53901.



For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)