Russell Haws Ostler, 72, entered into rest on August 22, 2016 in Hughson surrounded by his family. He was born June 5, 1944 in Provo, Utah to the late Donald and Eva Ostler. He is preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife Henrica Ostler.
Russell leaves behind his children Toby Ostler and Tracy Johnson. He was blessed with six grandchildren; Stephen, Stephenie, Kylene, Jared, Katelynn and Seth. In addition, Russell is survived by his siblings Judy Tuckey and Mark Ostler.
Russell grew up the oldest of three children in Provo Utah where he later met and married his high school sweetheart. The couple had two children and were married 53 years. Russell worked for the Chrysler Corporation as a Training Supervisor at the Livermore Training Center. Prior to Chrysler, he was an instructor for Riverside City College teaching Auto Mechanics.
During retirement, Russell volunteered his time at the Community Senior Center teaching computer classes. He attended St. Anthony’s Catholic Church where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, holding the honor of 4th degree Knight. Russell enjoyed camping, and traveling around the world with his late wife. He found joy socializing with friends, family, and neighbors. Russell will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and friend.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 1p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, 17871 S. Carrolton Rd., Escalon, CA. A celebration of life luncheon will take place immediately afterwards at Almond Blossom Estates clubhouse located at 1901 E. Yosemite Ave., Manteca. All are welcome to attend.
An online guest book is available for condolences at www.plfryandson.com
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Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, September 3, 2016