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Bertil H. Ostlind
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  • New Gottland Covenant Church

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“Uncle Bert taught me how to drive a stick in his 1950 pickup truck when I was 14 on the farm in Mac Ks. I always enjoyed summers at the farm with...Read More »
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“Uncle Bert Married to my dads little sister who played with my mother when the Baughs lived in Bern Ks.Many fond memories of the farm and that's ...Read More »
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“So sorry to hear about Mr. Ostlind he was a dear man I enjoyed his visit and the history of this house that he gave me. He is at peace with his wife...Read More »
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“I know Uncle Bert is at peace now and with Aunt Patty as it should be. So many wonderful memories to remember in spending time at the farm,...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Kimberle Mason Hall - Lincoln, NE

“I have only good memories of uncle Bert and trust he is enjoying eternity with Pat and our Lord. My five summers on the farm were life changing. Let...Read More »
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Bertil H. "Bert" Ostlind, 93, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 3, 2012, at the McPherson Care Center. He was a retired farmer and stockman. He also was an aerial pipeline inspector. He was a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, flying over 125 combat missions.

Bert was born on August 13, 1919, at his home in McPherson County, the son of Frank and Augusta (Alhstrom) Ostlind. He attended McPherson High School.

On July 10, 1945, he was united in marriage to Patricia J. "Pat" Baugh in Wichita, KS. She preceded him in death on November 16, 2006.

He was a member of the New Gottland Covenant Church, B.P.O.E. #502 of McPherson, and Charter member of the McPherson Flying Club.

Survivors include: son, Kelly Ostlind; sister, Asta Chase of Lindsborg, KS; three grandchildren, Christopher Fitzgerald, Melissa Fitzgerald, and Albert Ostlind; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Pat, daughter, Katherine Lu "Kay" Ostlind, and sister, Svea Olson.

The funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Friday, December 7, 2012, at the New Gottland Covenant Church with Rev. Richard Skar officiating. There will be no visitation. The casket will be open prior to the service on Friday. Burial with Military Honors will be at McPherson Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to the New Gottland Covenant Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.