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Forrest Osterholm

August 9, 1927 — March 6, 2017

Forrest Osterholm, 89, of Silver Bay, died Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Minnesota Veteran’s Home.

He was born on August 9, 1927 to Axel Hjalmer and Mary (Aili) Osterholm in Bessemer, Michigan, where he grew up and attended school.  After graduation, Ozzie enlisted in the US Army, serving as a paratrooper.  Employment at Reserve Mining led Ozzie to Silver Bay where he worked in maintenance for almost 30 years until his retirement.

Ozzie was a devoted volunteer, serving for many years on the Silver Bay Rescue Squad, delivering Meals-On-Wheels, and at the Minnesota Veteran’s Home.  When not working or volunteering, Ozzie could be found tinkering in the garage or out golfing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth; sons, Tom and Jack; and brothers, Ray and Carl.

Ozzie is survived by his children, Dorothy (Ron) Schlienz of Grand Marais, Jim (Jean) of Silver Bay, and Dora (Mark) Lofstrom of Scandia; grandchildren, Nikki (Mike) Famiano, Melanie (Tom) Shepherd, Tawnya, Travis, Mitchel, Max, Sara, and Betsy (Jose) De La Rosa; and great-grandchildren Benjamin, Nadia, Andrew, Jessup, Garrett, Kirsten, Dallas, and another arriving soon; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be from 10 AM until the 11 AM service on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Palisade Baptist Church in Silver Bay.  Burial will follow at Silver Bay Cemetery.


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