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Barbara J. Oster, 71

Barbara Jean Oster, age 71, of Howard Lake, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, unexpectedly, in her home.

A Celebration of her Life will take place Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion in Howard Lake (616 7th Ave.). All who knew Barb are welcome.

She was born Aug. 17, 1947, and grew up in Northeast Minneapolis.

Barb met the love of her life, Lee Oster, and they were married May 23 1970.

Barb was a wonderful mother to her four children; Mike, Kathy, Jenny and Christine. She was blessed with six beautiful grandchildren; Kala (Dustin) Grage, Haley Oster, Drew Czanstkowski, Stephanie Beavens, Morgan Czanstkowski, and Jacob Fiecke.

Barb enjoyed many activities with her friends and family, including being part of the Model T and Model A clubs with her husband. She looked forward to fishing at Lake of the Woods each summer. Traveling and seeing new places gave her a lot of joy. In addition, having coffee a few times a week with some very special friends meant a lot to her.

Barb’s real comfort was being home with her family. Cooking, baking, doing crafts, decorating her home for every holiday, and having long conversations with family was what she enjoyed the most.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Caroline Dettmann; and sister, Carol Dettmann.

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