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Victor Osten

Dec. 4, 1914-March 2, 2010

Victor Osten, 95, of Pelican Rapids, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at Pelican Valley Nursing Home in Pelican Rapids.

Victor Allen Osten was born the son of Martin Andreas (Andrew) Simon Osten and Thea Matilde (Hovland) Osten on December 4, 1914 in Pelican Rapids. He was born in the farmhouse built by his grandfather, Simon Osten, a first generation immigrant from Norway. He was the youngest of nine children born to Andrew and Thea.

On October 24, 1937, Victor was united in marriage to Alma Christine Johnson at Ringsaker Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids. Alma and Victor celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with family and friends in 2007.

Victor was one of the founders of the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion in Rollag.

Surviving Victor are his son, Lyle (Bonnie) Osten of Callaway; his daughter, Virginia (Bob) Schmidt of Zumbrota; five grandchildren, Ilene Osten, Shelly (Matt) Dillon, Andrew (Debbie) Osten, Tanya (Dave) Rylee and Nicole Halvorson; five-great grandsons, Noah and Elijah Dillon, Simon and Murphy Osten, and Dylan Halvorson; one great granddaughter, Medora Rylee; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many great friends.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Alma; parents; eight siblings; and a granddaughter, Natalie Ann Osten Schmidt.

Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 5 at Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids, resuming for one hour prior to Saturday's services at the church.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at North Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Pelican Rapids, with Rev. Curt Tilleraas officiating.

Burial will be in West North Immanuel Cemetery, rural Pelican Rapids.

Arrangements were entrusted to Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids. An online guestbook is available at