Ella L. (Jacobson) Ostercamp

Ella L. (Jacobson) Ostercamp


Ella Lorene Ostercamp, 87, passed away Saturday, September 20, 1995 at the Westview Care Center in Britt, Iowa.

Ella, the daughter of Walter and Sena (Jorgensen) Jacobson, was born June 23, 1908 at Britt, Iowa.  She attended school in Britt, graduating from high school in 1926.  She was a teacher in the rural schools until her marriage to Henry Schutjer on May 31, 1930.  They made their home on a farm in rural Britt until retiring to Britt in 1951.  To this union, three children were born.  Henry Schutjer passed away in 1959.  She married John Ostercamp in 1964 and he passed away in 1978.

Ella was a member of the Evangelical Free Church and the Missionary Society.  She was also a member of the Hospital Auxiliary.  She enjoyed her family, music, flowers, gardening and home making.

She is survived by her children, Beverly and her husband, Paul Wirtz of Crystal Lake, Iowa; Donald (Jim) Schutjer of Apple Valley, Minnesota; Richard Schutjer and his wife, Judy of Hazel Green, Wisconsin.  Also her step-children, Rev. Larry Ostercamp and his wife, Sandy of Meridan, Iowa and Donna and her husband, LeRoy Saveraid of Iowa Falls, Iowa; one sister, Florence Rensink of Alexandria, Minnesota; six grandchildren: Vicki Wirtz Ibarra, Robyn Schutjer Peterson, Barry Schutjer, Christine, Steven and Cynthia Schutjer; six step grandchildren: Matthew, David, Rebecca and Sarah Ostercamp, Curtis and Megan Saveraid; two great grandchildren: Bret and Derek Ibarra.

Precededing her in death were her husbands, her parents, four sisters: Cora Ricketts, Margaret (Gertie) Holck, Lillian Hansen and Elnora Dobbins; three brothers: Charles, Clarence, Arthur (who died in infancy) Jacobson and one grandchild, Mark Wirtz.


Date: Tuesday, October 3, 1995
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Britt Evangelical Free Church
810 2nd Avenue North West, Britt, Iowa
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