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Dorothy Ostwalt

Dorothy Ostwalt (Frank)

Friday, April 7th, 1933 - Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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Dorothy Frank Ostwalt passed away Feb 5, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital from complications of surgery with her family by her side. She was born in Laurel, MT on April 7, 1933, the youngest child to parents George H Sr. and Mary Katherine Frank. She attended Sunny Valley Elementary School, graduating from Laurel High School in 1950 and then worked for Northern Pacific Transport. She married John Ostwalt Oct. 28, 1951. Dorothy was a lifetime member of First Congregational Church and was a Sunday school teacher and a Dorcas Society member. She was a member of Zidonian Chapter No.50, Order of Eastern Star in Laurel. Dorothy started working part time for Yellowstone County Motor Vehicle Dept., transitioning to full time there until retiring in 1993. Her Greatest accomplishments were being a wife, homemaker, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed watching her daughters play sports, Locomotive basketball, cooking, baking, and working outside in her flower and vegetable gardens.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 9 brothers; George H Jr., Alex H, Henry H, Jake H, Phillip H, Herman H, Dave H, and Victor H Frank, 3 sisters; Lydia Fichtner, Mary Rupp, Frieda Brown Jackson, and son-in-law Mark Harmon. She is survived by her loving Husband of 67 years John, son Warren (Kristin), their sons Tyler (Teri) and Zach (Maddy), daughter Wanda and her children Amanda Carlson (Riky), Christopher Harmon (Dina), daughter Peggy and her daughter Allison Hanson, and also 10 great-grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law’s, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Viewing is Mon. Feb. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Chapel Laurel. Service of closed casket at the First Congregational Church, 506 S. 5th St., Laurel, Tues. Feb. 12 at 10:30 a.m., Interment at Laurel Cemetery following.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 11th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, February 11th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Smith Chapel-Laurel
    315 E. Third Street
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 10:30am
    First Congregational Church
    506 South 5th Street
    LAUREL, MT 59044
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  • Interment

    Laurel Cemetery
    LAUREL, MT 59044
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  • Reception

    First Congregational Church
    506 South 5th Street
    LAUREL, MT 59044
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    following the graveside service


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Sue (Hergett) Hamilton & Family

Posted at 09:22pm
Dear Mr. Ostwalt, Peggy, Wanda, and family - I always looked forward to seeing the Ostwalts (Dorothy, John, and Wanda) at Belfry basketball games. You were all so pleasant and kind. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you now. May knowing that she is at perfect peace with our Savior bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Sharron Hoy

Posted at 10:05am
Dear Warren and Kris and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know that she is in a place that is better, full of love and peace. I hope that you can find comfort in this difficult time. Love, Sharron

Patrisia Magallon

Posted at 12:11pm
We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. With deep sympathy, we share your sorrow, after the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. May God give you the strength to endure the pain you are going through and may he embrace you and comfort your family during this difficult time."Jesus said to her: 'I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.'"-John 11:25


Posted at 11:50am
Dear Family, I am very sorry for your loss. Grief can be so hard especially the first year. Losing someone we love so much and is so dear is very difficult. While you can not communicate with them and they can not communicate with you right now because the are asleep in death, this is temporary for God through his son Jesus Christ assured us they would undo death through a resurrection, which means a standing back up—a restoration of life again! But when and where will this take place? Jesus promised at John 5:28 that there will be a resurrection and at John 6:40 he said he will resurrect those asleep in death. Psalms 37:10,11,29 along with Revelation 21:4,5 help us discern this resurrection will be after the world is made new. When true peace and security abounds and death is once and for all eliminated. So we know by this it hasn’t begun yet but be assured it will happen and you can be reunited here in paradise with your dear one! In the mean time John 17:3 invites all to get to know Jehovah God and Jesus Christ so that you may be comforted by these glorious promises! May these bible truths help sustain you as they do me. For more comforting and accurate truths please visit today. With my heartfelt sympathy, JH

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