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Trygve Ostrem

Trygve Allen Ostrem, 75, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at the Bethel Home in Viroqua.

He was born May 26, 1943, to Trygve and Alma (Johnson) Ostrem. He was baptized and confirmed at the Bethel Lutheran Church, where he was a lifetime member. He graduated from Viroqua High School in 1961. He helped his folks on the farm, delivered papers for the La Crosse Tribune and Foxy Shopper. For seven years he was a care giver in Oklahoma. Trygve served in the Viroqua unit of the Wisconsin National Guard. In recent years he had worked with Helping Hands and in housekeeping at the Bethel Home and also was a longtime volunteer at the Bethel Home. Trygve’s dad had been born in Norway and Trygve had made nine trips back to Norway and kept contact with relatives who still lived there. He was a long time member of the Sons of Norway.

Trygve is survived by his long time dear friend, Marilyn Forde of Viroqua; three nephews, Jerry, Terry and Arnie Ostrem; one niece, Hillary Jerome; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harold Dahlen, Arnold Ostrem; and a niece, Heather Nicole Ostrem.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Viroqua, with Pastor Pete Beckstrand officiating. Burial did follow in the church cemetery. Friends called at the church after 10 a.m. Thursday.

The family suggest memorials to the Bethel Lutheran Church.

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting

The Thorson Funeral Home and Cremation Service is proudly assisting the family.

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