James V. Ostler

June 9, 2012

James V. Ostler 84 of Frankfort, IN, died at 11:45 a.m. June 9, 2012 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital. Born July 15, 1927 in Frankfort, IN to James L. & Pauline Marie (Vansickle) Ostler. He married Carolyn R. Mahan on May 17, 1951 in Romney, IN and she preceded him in death on June 30, 2011. Mr. Ostler attended Frankfort High School and then graduated from Leelanau School in Glen Arbor, Michigan. He then attended Hanover College and University of Oklahoma. He worked at Ing Rich, and then retired from General Battery, working mostly in the Indianapolis office. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sebring, FL. Mr. Ostler was a veteran of the U.S. Navy & U.S. Air Force. He and his wife enjoyed wintering the past 15 years in Sebring, FL. An avid reader, sports enthusiast and golfer, he shot his age when he was “63”. He was former board member of the Frankfort Country Club and past FCC Club Champion. Longtime member of the Indiana State Seniors Golf Association.

Visitation and Services

Service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 13th from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Association.

Survived by:

3 Daughters: Teresa M. (Dan) Campbell of Anchorage, Alaska, Brenda J. (Dan) Schmidt of Cummings, GA and Lori M. (Kelly) Camp of Fishers, IN 2 Sons: Michael J. (Sharon) Ostler of Charlotte, NC and Steven D. Ostler of Frankfort, IN 22 Grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by a brother, William E. Ostler.


8 Condolences for “James V. Ostler”

  1. Jack & Connie Scheid June 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Special thoughts and Prayers at this time for Jim’s family. We are out of town, however wish we could see all the kids. Kindest regards, Jack& Connie

  2. Dan Schmidt June 11, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I really enjoyed Jim’s positive and encouraging attitude. I especially appreciated his patience in giving me golf lessons, I didn’t seem to catch on quick. He looked for the best in my swing. He had to really look hard sometimes. The past few months Jim had that far way look about him as I think he knew heaven was calling.
    I’m thankful for the years I knew Jim and I will miss him. He was my friend.
    Dan Schmidt
    Cumming, GA

  3. Sandy and Will June 11, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    So sad to lose our neighbor and friend. Jim is one of the very good men we have met. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim and his family.

  4. Bush Fullerton June 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Teresa, Brenda, Mike, Steven and Lori,
    Boy, I can still see the twinkle in your Dad’s eye when he would tell me how great I was after playing a crappy game for the Hot Dogs. Ever the eternal optimist, that’s for sure. Growing up with your family sure was a spice in my life.
    God Bless You All,

  5. Kali Sanna June 12, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Mike, my heart and soul speaks to you, so that you would understand my heavy eyes for you and your loved ones. Please accept my condolences , from my entire family.
    Much love and peace be in your heart.
    Kali Sanna

  6. Diana Mourer June 13, 2012 at 12:54 am

    To the Ostler children: Thank you for sharing Jim’s remarkable life with those of us on the Internet. I will always remember your father as a most kind and pleasant man! He lived a full, balanced, and healthy life. Rejoice in the life he lived and the times you shared while you mourn your loss. Keep his memory alive for your children and grandchildren.
    Much love, Diana

  7. Janice Adams Beene June 13, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Dear Ostler Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, so soon after the loss of your Mother. My heart goes out to you. Mom loved you all so much and your Dad and Mom were good friends of my family.
    Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts at this time, much love.
    Janice and family

  8. Margie Vaughn June 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Hello Lori Marie!
    I am sorry I didn’t make it to the viewing or funeral for your Daddy 🙁 I have been battling the shingles and it is kicking my butt-not pleasant! I can’t believe you & I have lost our parents already. Trying to accept reality my Mom is gone but at peace with the knowledge she passed quick & painless. I know the last time I saw your Dad out @ W.M, he looked great. Your parents were like Mom & Dad to me. Your Dad was teaching us how to golf and he had so much patience with us.
    What great memories I will always treasure….Love, Margie

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