Jerry D. Ostler

January 2, 2015

Jerry D. Ostler 70, of rural Frankfort, died at 9:40 p.m. January 2, 2015 at Witham Hospital, Lebanon.  Born September 9, 1944 in Frankfort, IN to the late Lemoine & Mary (Caldwell) Ostler. He married Sandra K. Whiteman on April 4, 1964 and she survives.  Jerry was a 1962 graduate of Clinton Central High School. A farmer, Jerry lived in Clinton County his entire life. He was an avid sports fan.

Visitation and Services

Private services will be held. No visitation is planned. Memorial donations may be made to the Old Michigantown High School restoration Fund, c/o Pat Newton, 630 N State Road 29, Michigantown, IN 46057. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Survived by:

Wife: Sandra Ostler of rural Frankfort, 2 Sons: Chad (Tawny) Ostler of rural Michigantown, Brett (Britt) Ostler of rural Michigantown, Brother: Steven (Linda) Ostler of Frankfort, 4 Grandchildren, Grant & Ivy Ostler and Matt & Macy Ostler.


9 Condolences for “Jerry D. Ostler”

  1. Debbie Voorhis (Richey) January 4, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Dear Sandra and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Memories of him playing basketball come first in my thoughts. I can still see him. Even though we have not seen each other since our lives took us in different directions, we still share our roots in Michigantown. Jerry’s mother, Mary, was my 4th grade teacher. Your mother worked at the restaurant in Michigantown. Linda’s mother, Mrs. George, was my 2nd grade teacher. Your family played a big role in my education and thus in my life. May God bring you comfort and His peace.

  2. Ed Brenda Harrington January 4, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Jerry was our best friend and family. When we moved here 27 years ago Jerry was the first to welcome us. So it is only right to be the first to say goodby. You will be loved and missed by everyone in our family. I will stop at that as you always said I talk to much. Rest in peace Jerry

  3. Terry and Sarah Horn January 4, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Dear Sandy and Family,

    We were sorry to hear of your beloved husband, father, grandfather, and especially, our friend’s passing.
    Just know within your hearts our love for all of you. His spirit will always be in our hearts forever.
    May the darkness of sorrow give way to days of sunshine, precious memories, and much healing love.
    We will always love you all.
    Terry and Sarah

  4. Brian Newton January 5, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Sandy, Chad, Tawny and Brett,

    Sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. Please know that you are in my prayers.


  5. Ron Coleman January 6, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Dear Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Jerry was a classmate at both Clinton Central & Michigantown. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Know you will miss him. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Ron & Erilda Coleman – Alabama

  6. Clinton County Employees January 6, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    The employees of Clinton Co. wish to express our deepest sympathies to Britt and the Ostler family. A memorial donation will be made to the old Michigantown High School restoration fund in memory of Mr. Ostler.

  7. Tricia Wells January 6, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    When my parents (Ed and Brenda Harrington) moved to Indiana from New York, Jerry and his wife Sandy were our new neighbors. They welcomed us with open arms and they became family! Jerry taught me the “right way” to fold jeans so there would be no creases in them. I fold them that way still to this day :-). Thank you for being my parents best friend! You will be missed!

  8. Barb & Wayne Fausett January 7, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Sandy and Family…….We are so sorry for your loss. What a great guy Jerry was. We always loved his rye humor. Just know that we are keeping the family in prayer and thoughts. May God comfort you with warm memories of your lives together.

  9. Heather Roberts January 8, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Sandy and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss.


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