Jean H. Ostendorf, 92, Klemme, died Sept. 15, 2019 at Grandview Heights Rehab and Healthcare in Marshalltown. Services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 2:30 p.m. at Cataldo Funeral Chapel in Garner. Burial will be at the Meservey Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Reformed United Church of Christ in Klemme.
Jean Helen, the daughter of Hauko and Grace (Lieuwen) Barkema, was born April 23, 1927 on a farm near Goodell. She attended rural school in Hancock County and the Belmond Community School. She married Arnett Ostendorf at the Methodist Church in Belmond on Dec. 17, 1947. They lived in Klemme where they raised their family.
Jean was employed at Par Products in Klemme as a fabric cutter for 15 years. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and golfing at Slippery Elm Golf Course.
She was a member of Immanuel Reformed United Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband Arnett (2002); infant son Todd (1965); daughter-in-law Toni Ostendorf; sister Marvel Stadtlander; and brothers Leland “Bud”, Ted, Harvey, Leo, and Mervin Barkema.
Jean is survived by her children Claudia (Duane) Boeding of Le Grand, Paul Ostendorf of Estherville, and Lynn (Diane) Ostendorf of Clear Lake; grandchildren Jon (Katie) Boeding, Susan (Denny) Arifi, Mark (Jennifer) Boeding, Abby Andersen, Adam (Amy) Ostendorf, Andrew Ostendorf, Alex Ostendorf, and Heather (Ryan) Vangerud; 14 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Irene Barkema of Klemme and Betty Barkema of Belmond.