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Albert Ostgaard (1897-1958)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, May 22, 1958

Headline: Funeral services For NWHS man, 1958

    Funeral services were held Tuesday for the late Albert Ostgaard, who was found last week by police at his First Avenue cabin. Death apparently resulted from natural causes. Absent from his job at 17 Works Company RCE May 12, Mr. Ostgaard was discovered early the following Wednesday after friends reported him missing from work.

    Born in Minnesota 61 years ago, Mr. Ostgaard came to Canada in 1906. He had lived in the Yukon for the past 15 years and was employed with Northwest Highway System for about five years as a stove mechanic.

    He is survived by a sister and one brother in Cadogan, Alberta and two brothers in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    Last rites were held for Mr. Ostgaard at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. J. Brown-Milne officiating. Pall bearers were fellow workers Jim Himbury, Ashley Gawne, Utley Trerice, George Zeller, Cpl. Peter Hart and Sgt. Dick Carter. Wallden Funeral Home cared for the arrangements and interment was at Whitehorse cemetery.