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Ronald Oster, 58, of Williston, ND, formerly of rural Grenora, ND, passed away early Wednesday morning, October 24, 2018 in Williston.  His funeral arrangements are with Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Williston. Friends may sign the online register and give their condolences at www.fulkersons.com

His Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Williston.  Fr. Russell Kovash will celebrate the Mass. A Vigil with a Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM, Monday, October 29, 2018 at the Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home Chapel in Williston.

Friends may call at the Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home on Monday from noon until 7:00 PM and at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to services.

Ronald James Oster was born November 10, 1959 to Reynold and Laverne Oster.   They lived and farmed by Grenora, ND. Ron grew up farming and made countless memories with friends and family.  He graduated from Grenora High School in 1978. He then attended Williston State College and continued to farm with his father, whom he admired and learned from.

Ron married Cathie Savelkoul in 1982.  Together they raised four beloved children, 3 daughters and a son. Ron worked hard, selflessly and endlessly for his family.

He loved his community and the many friends he made throughout his life.  He had a charisma about him that was fun to be around and a quick wit that would leave you with a smile.  

In 2010 he married his best friend and love of his life Carla Oster.  Ron retired from farming in 2012, pursing other opportunities. During retirement Ron and Carla enjoyed a happy and spontaneous life full of adventures, travel and spending their winters in Arizona.  They spent as much time as they could spoiling and making memories with their grandkids.

Ron was a loving husband, committed father, a proud grandpa and loyal friend.  

Ron is survived by his wife, Carla; daughters, Amy Oster (Walker Silha) of Bismarck, ND; Jennifer (Ryan) Wade and their sons, Tyson, Dilan, Rylan and Calvin of Grenora, ND; Amanda Oster of Minot, ND; Andrea (Andrew) Hafford and daughters Everly, Finley, and Kyrie of Gilbert, AZ; sons, Jonathan Oster of Fargo, ND and Taylor Thompson of Boise, ID; sisters, Larae (Tim) Nelson of Bismarck, ND; Mary Ellen (Ed) Nelson of Reno, NV; Pat (Ron) Christenson of Dagmar, MT; Luella Nantt of Bismarck ND; brother, Jerry (Anita) Rockstad of Casa Grande, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents Rey and Laverne Oster.


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