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Charles "Chuck" L. Ostrom

September 10, 1943 ~ December 1, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Charles "Chuck" Ostrom Obituary

Charles L. Ostrom, known affectionately by friends and family as Chuck, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2023, at his home in South Bend, with his wife Cheryl by his side. Born on September 10, 1943, in Elkhart, Indiana, to Leona (Lauby) and Jesse Ostrom.  Chuck was raised in South Bend, Indiana by his loving mother and stepfather, Fred B. Harwood.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl (Jones) of South Bend, IN; his daughters, Lisa (John) Eastes of Reelsville, IN, Karen (Dennis) Fisher of Langdon, KS; his sons, Charles “Charlie” (Loretta) Ostrom of Hutchinson, KS and Adam (Mary Margaret) Ostrom of Gillette, WY.

Chuck and Cheryl enjoyed 44 years of marriage.  Chuck’s legacy continues through the love for his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Chuck dedicated years of service as an over-the-road freight truck driver and proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He also served as member/Chief of the Portage Township Volunteer Fire Department for years.  A man of simple pleasures, Chuck relished the quiet afternoons spent fishing, embracing the peace and solitude of the water, and of course watching Notre Dame football.

Throughout his life, Chuck held close to his siblings, mourning those who preceded him, sister Barbara (Hardwood) Horvath and brother Andrew Harwood.  He treasured the moments with younger sisters Susan (Ostrom) Shisler of Franklin, TN and Laurie (Harwood) Clark of Niles, MI and older brother Paul (Kay) Ostrom, of Colorado Springs, CO.

A life well-lived and well-loved, Chuck’s memory will be held close in the hearts of those who knew him, as they remember a man of integrity, kindness, and enduring faith.

Services for Chuck will be held at 11:00am Saturday December 9, 2023, at Palmer Funeral Home – Welsheimer Chapel, 17033 Cleveland Rd., South Bend, IN 46635 with visitation an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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December 9, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Palmer Funeral Home - Welsheimer North
17033 Cleveland Road
South Bend, IN 46635

Funeral Service
December 9, 2023

11:00 AM
Palmer Funeral Home - Welsheimer North
17033 Cleveland Road
South Bend, IN 46635


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