Harriet Mildred Ostenson DeMar — Austin

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Saturday, December 15, 2007
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AUSTIN — The funeral for Harriet Mildred Ostenson DeMar will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Burial will be in Six Mile Grove Cemetery, rural Lyle.

Mrs. DeMar, 92, of Austin, died Thursday (Dec. 13, 2007) at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home.

She was born Dec. 7, 1915, to Alfred and Thea Ostenson in Nevada Township near Lyle. She was baptized and confirmed at Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church and attended Pinehurst country grade school.

She graduated from Lyle High School in 1934 and trained as a nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital in Davenport, Iowa, where she graduated in 1939.

She also attended the University of Minnesota, specializing in anesthesiology. She worked at Miller Hospital in St. Paul and Veterans Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, before working at Associated Anesthesiologists for 33 years. In 1982, she married Bernard N. DeMar. They lived in Balch Springs, Texas, for 14 years. He preceded her in death.

After her husband’s death, Mrs. DeMar moved back to Austin to be near family.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Ashley and Irene Skov.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.