Tom Ostby, 58, son of Chatfield man

Thomas Ostby

Thomas H. Ostby, 58, of Decorah, Iowa, died at his home on Thursday evening, Nov. 15, 2018.

He was born on May 9, 1960, in Riceville, Iowa, to Henry and Mary (Mahan) Ostby.

He graduated from Harmony High School.

Following high school, he served in the Navy, stationed in Coronado, Calif. He enjoyed his time on the Aircraft Carrier USS Ranger CV-61.

Following his time in the Navy, he worked for American Milk Producers Inc. in Rochester for 20 years. Later he worked as a firefighter at the Rochester Airport for 12 years. He most recently was employed at Gemini in Decorah.

He married Jennifer Wroblewski on the farm on June 25, 2016. They have been together for 15 years.

He enjoyed being active outdoors, especially hunting deer and turkey as well as fishing. He also enjoyed woodworking as well as cooking and baking. He loved dogs. 

He is survived by wife, Jenny Ostby of Decorah; three children, Jared (Andrea) Wroblewski of Pine Island, Emily (Tyler) Clark of West Union, Iowa and Nathan (Alexis) Wroblewski of Zumbrota; one granddaughter, Anastasia Clark; a brother, Terry (Rhonda) Ostby of Chatfield; his father, Henry Ostby of Chatfield and three nieces and nephews, Bryan Ostby, Christopher Ostby and Holly Kreofsky.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ostby.

Funeral services for him were held on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, followed by burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lime Springs, Iowa.