James P. Ostien, age 65, of Bloomingdale

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 3rd, 2013

 

OstienJAMES P. OSTIEN, age 65, of Bloomingdale, died May 2 at Alexian Brothers Hospital, Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

 

 Visitation will be held Sunday, May 5 from 3 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

 

Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 6 at 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home.

 

Interment will be at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois.

 

 Mr. Ostien is survived by his wife, Linda, nee Griesbaum; his son, Thomas Krause; his sister, Karen Thesen; many nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

 

Mr. Ostien was a proud Army veteran who loved to golf, hunt and fish and also enjoyed his motorcycles and boat.  He retired from the railroad having worked 38 years for Soo Line and Canadian Pacific.  He enjoyed collecting electric trains and also enjoyed watching football and baseball.  Mr. Ostien was very generous with his time and talent and could fix, build, or remodel anything with perfection.  For every family and friend he had built or remodeled a project in their house.  He volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in 2011 where he went to Vietnam to help build homes in the jungle.  He participated in numerous charity motorcycle rides:  Veteran run, Ride for Kids, Toys for Tots, and Operation welcome Home.  When his nephew Justin was deployed to Iraq, Uncle Jim flew his flag for him EVERYDAY.  He was the proud daddy of his puppies, Valda Rose and Jesse James.  He was loved by wonderful family and awesome friends and he made people laugh.  He “saved the day!” – his nephew’s party would have been cancelled but Jimmy would not have that and spent 3 hours in the morning fixing the faucet.  He said “the little fella has to have a party.”  He loved Frank Sinatra … and Jim “did it his way!”

 

 In Lieu of flowers, Memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1111 West 22nd Street, Oak Brook, Illinois  60523 would be appreciated.

 

 Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Info 1-888-629-0094

 

2 Comments so far ↓

  1. sally godman says:

    EVEN THOUGH I ONLY HAD THE PLEASURE OF KNOWING JIM FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS,HE WAS AN AWESOME GUY…….SUCH A BIG HEART. HE TREATED ME LIKE A PART OF HIS FAMILY. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART JIM……MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

  2. Brent Mozer says:

    I am a young, fourteen year old kid that had the pleasure o being Jim’s neighbor, as anybody knows with growing up comes many learning experiences. I had no problem going to Jim with “problems” I had going on, just to tell somebody about these things. He told me one thing I’ll never forget, “no matte how bad things become in life, you always have to TRY to find your second wind and fight through it.” Jim will always be with me in my very and he was the nicest guy I’ve ever met.

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