Marian Ann (Simonds) Ostgarden
Marian Ann (Simonds) Ostgarden, age 91, of Mankato, MN died peacefully on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Benedictine in St. Peter. Marian was born on July 19, 1928 to Charles and Marguerite (Flannery) Simonds in Salem, Ohio. Upon high school graduation, Marian studied nursing in Philadelphia, before marrying Oris Gilman Ostgarden on April 15, 1950 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Leetonia, Ohio. Together they raised a family of 12 children in Mankato, Minnesota. Marian dedicated her life to faith, family and flowers, serving her community in a variety of roles while also attending floral school and building her home business, Ostgarden Flowers, and her flower shop, Flowers Etc. in the Belle Mar Mall. Beyond her family and business, Marian was happiest in her garden and as a member of the choir at Ss Peter and Paul Church. Marian is survived by 11 children: Oris Joseph (Vi Theis) Ostgarden, Mankato; Arnold (Cindy) Ostgarden, of N. Dakota; Gerry Ostgarden, S. Dakota; Kathryn (Mark) Sargent, Mankato; Mary (Robb) Ruyle, Colorado; Nancy (Chris) Rivers, Colorado; Jo (Michol) Jensen, Oregon; George (Kathy) Ostgarden, Colorado; Diana (Tom) Wittrock, Colorado; Karen (Dave) Blaschko, Le Center; John (Lowell Gordon) Ostgarden, Oregon; as well as 30 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, brother John Simonds of Leetonia, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Marguerite (Flannery) Simonds, husband Oris Ostgarden, sister Pat (Simonds) Long, half-sister Jean DeJane, brother Frankie Simonds, her beloved daughter Julie, granddaughter Marcie, and great-grandson, Connor.

Memorials are encouraged to the School Sisters of Notre Dame - Our Lady of Good Counsel.
Published on October 19, 2019


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JoAnne Schuch
Oct 27, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss....
The Olsen Family
Oct 21, 2019
Dearest Diana, Tom and family, we are so sorry for your loss. I'm sure there will be an empty space in your hearts, but slowly that space will be filled with past memories and smiles. I think of some of the stories you have shared with me Diana and it brings a smile to my face! Love you and thinking of you all at this time. Love and hugs, Mary and Curt
Mark Ostgarden
Oct 20, 2019
My prayers are with the family as you experience this loss of your mother. May God grant you peace as you give thanks for her life and celebrate her new life with Christ. Love you all.
Steve Braam
Oct 20, 2019
Even tho we may no longer have any legal connections during life . I am filled with deep regret @ your passing Marion ! May Almighty God hold you gently in his loving arms as He leads you home to walk the streets of glory in heaven ! Please God bless her loved ones who are left behind by her passing . May they know that I still have my feelings of respect & love for many of them ! ❤️
Steve Braam
Oct 20, 2019
Marion , As you have been called home to heaven by Almighty God . I just express my thanks , appreciation & love to you . That indeed thanks to God you were a beautiful & beloved blessing in & to my life for awhile ! Please God bless Marion & as you lead her home to walk the streets of glory in heaven & to the grand reunion with her beloved Orris , daughter Julie , granddaughter Marcy & all the other loved one that await ! May Marion ever RIP ! Please God bless her loved ones that mourn & grieve her passing ! May they thank & praise You God for the extended yrs. that they & their lives were blest with Marion !!! ❤️💝😍🥰
Oct 20, 2019
Sorry for your loss George.
Dana Wilson
Oct 19, 2019
My prayers and thoughts are with your entire family. It was a pleasure to know Marion and she will be missed.
May God be with you.