Obituary for Patricia Gail Lindom Ostby
Mon, 08/03/2020 - 1:32pm admin
Patricia Gail Lindom was born December 6, 1955 in Libertyville, IL the daughter of Robert and Marilyn (Erickson) Lindom. She was baptized into the Christian faith. She attended elementary school in Libertyville and moved with her family when she was in the 7th grade to Clearbrook, MN. Patty graduated from Clearbrook High School with the class of 1974.
On April 18, 1981, Patty was united in marriage to LeRoy Ostby in Clearbrook, MN. To this union two sons were born, Ryan and Kevin. They lived for a short time in Red Lake Falls before making their home in St. Hilaire.
In her younger years, Patty worked babysitting. She later worked for Pat’s Café in Clearbrook; she and LeRoy also owned the café in Clearbrook for a time. Patty worked for the United States Postal Service for a short time, at Digi-Key from 1991-2003 and from 2003-2018 she was a Switchboard Operator for Sanford Clinic in Thief River Falls.
Patty sold Avon for years; she loved her purses, following the Minnesota Twins and was a huge Kirby Puckett fan. She enjoyed playing cards, listening to country music, especially Charlie Pride, watching Law & Order, Blue Bloods, Dancing With The Stars and watching professional wrestling with Kevin. Patty was a proud supporter of Ryan and Kevin in their sports. She was one proud grandma and loved spending every moment possible with her grandchildren.
She could be described as loving, caring and loved to laugh and make everyone her friend.
Survivors include her sons: Ryan Ostby and Kevin (Crista) Ostby and their children Tycen and Carter; step-children, Dale (Roxanne) Ostby, Paul Ostby, Lori (Bruce Woltz) Ostby and John (Marcy) Ostby; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Gary (Margie) Lindom and Eric (Shirley) Lindom; sister-in-law, Linda Lindom; and many other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy on March 9, 2019; parents; and brothers, Danny and Billy.
Patricia Ostby of Thief River Falls, MN passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 2, 2020 at the Thief River Care Center in Thief River Falls, MN at the age of 64 years, 7 months and 19 days. May her memory be blessed.