Steven Caldwell Ostler

June 13, 2021

Steven Caldwell Ostler, 78, of rural Frankfort, died Sunday, June 13, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born August 24, 1942 in Peru, Indiana to LeMoine & Mary (Caldwell) Ostler.  He married Linda Kay George on April 6, 1963 in Michigantown, Indiana and she survives.

Steve was a 1960 graduate of Clinton Central.  This was the 1st Class to graduate from the newly formed school.  He was a farmer for 19 years, a carpenter, a bus driver for Rossville Schools for 15 years and worked for Wabash National/Aurora Trailers in Parts/Driving, retiring in 2009.  He was a member of the Rossville United Methodist Church and was a volunteer for the Rossville Volunteer Ambulance Service for 10 years.  He enjoyed boating, hunting, reading, fishing, traveling out west and tinkering in his shop.

The Family would like to express their gratitude for the care and services of Indiana University Health Hospice Care of Lafayette, IN.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pastor Bob Raschka will officiate. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery, Michigantown, Ind. Memorial donations may be made to the Rossville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 568, Rossville, IN 46065 or Rossville Volunteer Ambulance Services P.O. Box 50, Rossville, IN 46065.

Survived by:

Wife: Linda Ostler of rural Frankfort, 2 Sons: William “Bill” (Susan) Ostler of Chillicothe, IL and Gary (Melissa) Ostler of rural Frankfort, Daughter: Betsy (Mark) Hinesley of Chardon, OH, 7 Grandchildren: Amber (Aaron) Arnold, Brian Ostler, Capt. Nathaniel Hinesley, Matthew Hinesley, PFC. Luke Hinesley, Alejandro and Levi Ostler, 2 Great Grandchildren: Evalie and Wesson Arnold, Special Family: Ainura Nametullayeva and R. Nikki Knox (children Jessica Boldenow & Aleyah Dunham)

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jerry D. Ostler and 2 brothers-in-law, Jim & David George.


Leave your Condolences

17 Condolences for “Steven Caldwell Ostler”

  1. Larry & Pat Newton June 14, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    Linda and Family, We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Steve. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Melissa June 14, 2021 at 4:54 pm

      Thank you from the family ~ Linda, Bill, Betsy & Gary

      • Bill Goodwin June 15, 2021 at 9:41 am

        Linda and family,

        So sorry to hear about Steve. I always enjoyed our discussions and his insightful observations and opinions. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Jane A Sheets June 14, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Very sorry to learn of Steven’s passing. Take comfort in friends and family as you gather to share memories. My sincere sympathy to your family.

  3. Dick and Donna Ticen June 15, 2021 at 7:34 am

    Linda and family, so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers

    Dick and Donna Ticen

  4. Pastor Brad June 15, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    Pastor Brad Fullerton from Corner Stone; Gary we knew this day was coming but it doesn’t make it any easier. I know that you spent a lot of time with your dad and it was good remember the good days you had. I will be praying for you and your family, your friends from Corner Stone

  5. Gloria & Phil Crum June 15, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Dear Linda, Bill, Gary and Betsy,
    So sorry to read of Steve passing. It has been a long road and never easy to say farewell. Our family’s prayers are with you all.
    Gloria & Phil

  6. Ron & Peggy Weaver June 15, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    Remembering all the good times thru school that Steve and I had, unfortunately, I am unable to attend the viewing and the funeral as I will be out out town.

  7. Pat Shultheis June 16, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Was so sorry to hear. Thoughts and prayers for all.

  8. Vicki Seigfried June 16, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers.

  9. Amy Paris June 17, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Linda, Bill, Betsy, and Gary, we are so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Brant’s

  10. R. Scott Hamilton June 18, 2021 at 7:33 am

    Prayers for the Ostler family. Steve Will Be missed! Great Family Man

  11. Bob and Cindy Keyes June 18, 2021 at 7:59 am

    So very sorry about the loss of your Dad, Gary and Melissa. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. Your memories will help you through this difficult time.

  12. Kathy and Kevin Jackson June 18, 2021 at 10:26 am

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for your family.

  13. Cora Off June 19, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Linda, I am so sorry to hear about Steve. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  14. Nicole June 20, 2021 at 8:17 am

    Linda and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for comfort for your family.

  15. Tim & Jeanine Garrison June 22, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    Linda & Family, I was so sorry to see of the passing of Steve. I have been in the hospital with COVID pneumonia for eleven days and am just catching up. We are so sorry for your loss, and will remember you in prayer.

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