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Information for Raymond D. Ostyn
28 August, 1924 - 20 July, 1996
The Idaho Press-Tribune
22 July, 1996

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Raymond Ostyn
    Raymond D. Ostyn, 71, of Nampa, died on Saturday, July 20, 1996, at his home follow-ing a courageous four-year battle with cancer.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 1996, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 1515 8th. St. So. in Nampa.  Father Bill Taylor, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church in St. Manes, Idaho, will be the celebrant.  Burial will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Nampa.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel.
    Raymond D. Ostyn was born on August 28, 1924, in Nampa, the son of Cyriel K. and Marie Van Steenkesta Ostyn.  While growing up he worked on the family farm on 12th Ave. Road.  He attended Bennett School then Nampa High, and married his high school sweetheart, Wilma Woods in 1942 in Nampa a year before serving 3 years in W.W. II as an engineer on LST 399 on the South Pacific Front.  After the war he attended business school in Boise.  Ray was a building contractor in the Treasure Valley since 1956, and was noted for his fine quality construction.
    Ray and Wilma enjoyed RV travel with his son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Maureen for many years.  Ray semi retired at age 55 and fully retired at age 59 after buying part of the Earl Jones Ranch in Donnelly, Idaho, with his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Marcia.  He enjoyed his half mile of "elbow room" on the Gold Fork River and delighted in hiking, fishing and dirt biking with his children and grandchildren even until the last few months of his life.
    In 1960 Ray and Wilma adopted Marie and Jeannie, ages 4 and 5, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Ray and Wilma spent many years of weekends at "the place" in Donnelly and also explored the West Coast Beaches during their vacations.  After raising the children, Ray and Wilma cherished their 11 years "going south," RVing together in the winter months.  Ray was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church.
    Ray is survived by his wife, Wilma R. Ostyn, Nampa; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Maureen Ostyn and Mike and Marcia Ostyn, all of Nampa; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Jeannie and David Fennell, San Jose, CA, and Marie and Roger LeRud, Salem, OR; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother.
    He will be very much missed and never forgotten.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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