Marlene Oster

Sept. 7, 1936-Sept. 8, 2017

Marlene D. Oster, 81 of

Bottineau, died Friday at a

Bottineau nursing home

following a battle with


Her funeral will be held

on Monday at 10:00 am at

the Zion Lutheran Church

in Kramer. Visitation will

be Sunday from 1:00 pm

until 9:00 pm with a

prayer service at 7:00 pm

at the Nero Funeral Home

in Bottineau. Burial will

be at the Zion Lutheran

Cemetery at Kramer.

Marlene Oster, a

daughter of Homer and

Dora (Bristol) Beecher,

was born on September 7,

1936, at the family home

near Bottineau. She was

baptized at the Trinity

Lutheran Church at Eck-

man, ND. Marlene gra-

duated from Maxbass

High School in 1955. On

October 20, 1955, she

married Tommy Oster at

Eckman. They lived at

Fort Lewis, WA until

moving to Bottineau in

1958 after Tommy was

discharged from the US

Army. They moved to

Kramer in 1969. In 1977,

they moved to Upham

and in 2003 they moved

to Bottineau. Tommy

passed away on October

3, 2012. On January 18,

2013, Marlene entered the

Bottineau Good Samaritan


Marlene was an active

member of the Zion Luth-

eran Church in Kramer

where she taught Sunday

school for many years.

She was also a member of

the Kramer PTA. Mother

to many kids in Kramer

and Upham. She enjoyed

dancing, having coffee

with her friends and in

her later years, watching

the Hallmark Channel.

She is survived by: her

children, Mike (Sheryl)

Oster of Garrison, Jeff

(Peg) Oster of Bismarck,

Steve Oster of Fargo and

Darci (Kenny) Fix of Bot-

tineau; grandchildren;

Seth and December Oster,

Sierra and Harley Oster

J.J. and Jordan Oster, Ra-

chael and Megan Fix;

great-grandkids, Dylan

Sydnee, Gemma and

Quincey; special cousin

Karen Brown; adoptive

family Will and Shelly

Torr & family and

numerous nieces and


In addition to her

parents and husband, she

was preceded in death by

her daughters, Dorrie

(1974) and Stacy (1980)

and brothers, Irvin, Darol,

Adriann and Homer Jr.

Arrangements were

with Nero Funeral Home

in Bottineau. Friends may

sign the online register

book at

In Lieu of flowers, the

family requests that

memorials be given to the

Turtle Mountain Cancer

Support Group, St.

Andrew’s Health Center

or an organization of the

donor’s choice.