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Beverly Ostergaard Creston

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 8:31 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 9:19 a.m. CST

Beverly Ostergaard, 77, of Creston died Nov. 9, 2013, at Kavanagh House in Des Moines.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Gideon Gallo and the Rev. Tom Woodin will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Open visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday with family present 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Kavanagh House in Des Moines.Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Beverly June Ostergaard, daughter of Mildred (Ridout) and Ralph E. Townsend, was born June 27, 1936, in Creston.

Beverly graduated from Creston High School.

On Sept. 18, 1955, Beverly married Kenneth A. Ostergaard in Creston.

They lived in Dayton and Akron, Ohio; Normal, Ill., and Des Moines.

Beverly, in addition to being a homemaker, worked as a clerk typist and computer operator for the state of Iowa.

Beverly and Kenneth divorced in 1973.

Beverly retired in 1998.

Beverly returned to Creston in 2004.

She went on to work with Hospice of Central Iowa and Green Valley Hospice.

Beverly was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Creston and Methodist Women’s Circle. She also volunteered with Girl Scouts for many years, WTC Family Program and Iowa TASC (Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime) organization.

Beverly is survived by her daughter Sherry (husband David) Gaul of Normal, Ill.; sons, Steve (wife Pat) Ostergaard of Durham, N.C., and Jeff Ostergaard of Clive; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and aunt Garland Townsend of Creston.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, former husband and friend Kenneth Ostergaard and great-granddaughter Arianna Donnelly.

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