**OBENAUER, Eva Rose (Messer)
See Eva Rose Messer

OBERST, Margaret Caroline
b. 1 Jun 1920 - Hitchcock, Oklahoma
d. 5 Aug 1978 - Enid, Oklahoma
From Okeene Record, 1978, Okeene, Blaine County, Oklahoma
NUSZ, MARGARET CAROLINE (OBERST) 1920-1978 - OKEENE - Margaret (Oberst) Nusz, 58, died Saturday. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. J.W. (Arlene) Hess, Enid, and Mrs. Don (Priscilla) Warner, Mohave, Ariz.; two sons, Robert and Gregory, both of Enid; two brothers, Henry Oberst, Hennessey and Fabian Oberst, Fort Scott, Kan.; one sister, Mrs. Murrel (Cecilia) Krase, Okeene, and five grandchildren.

**OBLANDER, Geneva F. (Eagon)
See Geneva F. Eagon

b. 25 Nov 1903 - Russia
d. 11 Oct 1926
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 13 Oct 1926
Henry, Mollie (Oblander) 1902-1926 - Mrs. Mollie Henry, wife of GEORGE HENRY, died Monday evening (Oct. 11). Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Oblander of Ballantine, and was born in Russia, November 25, 1903. Besides her husband and parents, is survived by a daughter, Esther Elizabeth, nine months old, and by four brothers and two sisters: George, Jake, Edward, William, Amelia and Freda Oblander, all of Ballantine.

**OBLANDER, Ruby Arlene Kelln (Meier)
See Ruby Arlene Meier

**OCHS, Elizabeth Schodt (Berett)
See Elizabeth Berett

OCHS, Lenora C.
b. 18 March 1921 - Shaffer, Kansas
d. 21 Feb 2009 - Hoisington, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, February 22, 2009
HOISINGTON - Lenora C. Humphrey, 87, died Feb. 21, 2009. Born March 18, 1921, in Shaffer, the son of Jacob B. and Violet R. Brackley Ochs. Married HENRY R. HUMPHREY. He died May 30, 2007. Survivors include: a son, Robert L., Redford, Mich.; a daughter, Rebecca Maier and husband Harlan, Hoisington; a stepson, Kenneth and wife Janene, Longview, Texas; a stepdaughter, Carol Clarke and husband Joe, Hoisington; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; and nine step-great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by two grandchildren.

b. abt 1929
d. 28 Dec 2008
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, December 30, 2008
CAWKER CITY - Leo E. Ochs, 89, died Dec. 28, 2008. Married RUBY E. BOHLING. She died Feb. 2, 2000. Survivors include: son, Ronald D. Ochs, Cawker City; two brothers, Leroy Ochs, Springfield, Mo. and Walter Ochs, Garden City; five sisters, Lenora Wartman, Pierceville, Esther Lewis, Stratton, Colo., Edna Crase, Garden City, Wilma Guy, Longmont, Colo., Barbara Petr, Blue Rapids, Kan.; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren

OCHS, Leo E.
b. 2 Sep 1919 - Hoisington, Kansas
d. 28 Dec 2008
From Salina Journal - Sunday, January 4, 2009
CAWKER CITY -- Leo E. Ochs, age 89, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. Born on Sept. 2, 1919, in Hoisington, the son of Edward and Ida Popp Ochs. Married RUBY E. BOHLING. She died Feb. 2, 2000.
Preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters. Survivors include a son, Ronald D. Ochs, of Cawker City; brothers, Leroy, of Springfield, Mo., and Walter, of Garden City; sisters, Lenora Wartman, Esther Lewis, Edna Crase, Wilma Guy and Barbara Petr; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren

b. 18 Jun 1930
d. 24 Apr 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, April 27, 2009
ELLIS - Lena Ivy Strickler, 78, passed away April 24, 2009. Born June 18, 1930, the daughter of Charles and Ruth Prose Offerle. Married ROBERT STRICKLER. Survivors include: a daughter, Lori Ellis, Ellis; two sons, James, Ransom, and Chad, Wichita; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Letha McMillan, Port Orchard, Wash.

OHLDE, Kevin Wayne
b. 29 Apr 1965 - Aurora, Colorado
d. 26 Jan 2009
From Salina Journal - Tuesday, January 27, 2009
CLAY CENTER -- Kevin Wayne Ohlde, 43, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009. Born April 29, 1965, in Aurora, Colo. Preceded in death: grandparents. Survivors: wife, Michelle "Shelly," of Clay Center; daughters, Aprille Ohlde and Tracey Ohlde, both of Clay Center; son, Benjamin, of Clay Center; parents, Steve and Chris Ohlde, of Denver; brother, Clinton, of California; and sister, Dena Jackson, of Nevada.

b. 12 Nov 1898 - Strasburg, North Dakota
d. Apr 1975
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 23 Apr 1975
Martin F. Ohlhauser, 76, died Sunday. Born Nov. 12, 1898, in Strasburg ND, a son of Fred and Elizabeth Ohlhauser. Married ELIZABETH WOHL. Survivors include 3 sons, Elmer Ohlhauser of St. Paul, Raymond Ohlhauser of Froest Grove OR, and Marvin Ohlhauser of Huron; 3 daughters, Mrs. George Grayson of Huron, Mrs. Virginia Hitchrick of West Linn OR, and Mrs. Larry Jacobs of Tacoma WA; 24 grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Carrie W. Chart of Barron WI

OHLROGGE, Anna Marie
b. 13 Jan 1916 - Thomas County, Kansas
d. 26 May 2009 - Enid, Oklahoma
From Enid News and Eagle - May 28, 2009
Enid, OK — Anna Marie Ohlrogge Heinze, 93, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Born Jan. 13, 1916, in Thomas County, Kan., to Wohler and Mae Rodgers Ohlrogge. Married DANIEL DAVID HEINZE Jan. 12, 1935. Surviving are three daughters, Carolyn Herbel of Putnam, Donna Brinker of Point Pleasant, W.V., and Danna Crawshaw of Mayetta, Kan.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Preceded in death by her husband, Daniel, five brothers, one sister and two grandsons.

**OLBRICHT, Phyllis Irene (Douglass)
See Phyllis Irene Douglass

b. 24 Jul 1909 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 2 July 1976 - Powell, Wyoming
From Billings MT Gazette - Saturday, July 3, 1976
POWELL WY – Mrs. Adelia A. Hall, 65, died Friday morning. Born July 24, 1909, in Dickinson, N.D., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Olheiser. Married LEONARD W. HALL. Survivors include the widower; one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Oslerison of Phoenix, Ariz.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Clare Cummings of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Theodore Munsinger of Powell; 17 grand-children, and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Rudolph Olheiser of Dickinson, Anthony J. Olheiser of Seattle, Wash.; four sisters, Matilda Rankidge and Flora Weathermon both of Bridger, Mrs. Catherine Otis of Seattle, Wash. and Mrs. Anne Walters of Casper, Wyo.

**OLHISER, Anita (Lubich)
See Anita Lubich

**OLHEISER, Evelyn Agnes (Kostelecky)
See Evelyn Agnes Kostelecky

**OLHEISER, Gladys Louise (Fredericks)
See Gladys Louise Fredericks

**OLHEISER, Katherine (Wilhelm)
See Katherine Wilhelm

OLHEISER, Pamela Jane
b. 14 Jan 1950 - Oakland, California
d. 7 Jan 2009
From Kalamazoo MI Gazette 11 Jan 09
Pamela Jane Olheiser, died Wednesday, January 7, 2009. Born January 14, 1950, in Oakland, California, to John B. and Betty K. Olheiser. Survived by her daughters, Abigail Pohlonski (Brian Farmer) and Jessica Thurmond Pohlonski, and grandchildren Stella Farmer and William Farmer.

ORTMANN, Albert Harry
b. 7 Jan 1933 - Munich, North Dakota
d. 12 Feb 2009
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 14 Feb 2009
Ortmann, Albert Harry, Jan. 7, 1933-Feb. 12, 2009 - Albert Harry Ortmann was born on a farm near Munich, N.D. on Jan. 7, 1933. Al was the only son of Pastor Hellmuth and Helena (Tieszen) Ortmann, who had four girls before him. Married K. LENORE K. DIETZ. Preceded in death by his parents (June and July of 1972); and sisters Mildred, Martha and Mathilda. Survivors include sister Hilda; sweetheart Lenore, of over 53 years; and their children, Sandra (Brad) Bradbeer, Allen (Sue) Ortmann, Melanie (Rich) Schwartz, Tim (June) Ortmann, James/Leroy Ortmann, Lynette Saunders and Angela (Jim) Grimstad, as well as 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Al's physical death was Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009.

b. 15 Mar 1880 - Russia
d. 8 Nov 1955 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Dickinson Press, 11 Nov 1955
Hegel, Eva (Ossel) 1880-1955 - Mrs. George Hegel, 75, died at her home, Nov 8, (1955). Born Eva Ossel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christ Ossel in Russia. Her birthday was March 15, 1880. Came to the US in 1903. Married to GEORGE HEGEL. Six sons and 6 daughters were born to them. A son and her husband preceded her in death. Surviving children are sons, John, Glendive; Harry, Belfield; Rudolph and George, Dickinson; and Frank, Rochester MN, daughters, Mrs. Frank Frank, jr., Dickinson; Mrs. Joe Frank, Yakima; Mrs. Boyd Brogen, Rochester MN; Mrs. Frank Frank, New England; Mrs. Ben Kensey, San Francisco; and Mrs. Lloyd Kostelecky, Buchanan ND. Other survivors are 64 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

b. 3 Feb 1924
d. 2 March 2009
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 4 Mar 2009
Herman H. Ostermiller died March 2, 2009. Born on Feb. 3, 1924. He was one of 11 children, the youngest son of Pete and Anna Ostermiller. Married MARGE GABEL. To this union, seven children were born. Survived by his wife, Marge Ostermiller of Billings; seven children, Randy of Laurel, Rick (Cindy) of Billings, Rhonda (Dennis) Schmidt of Billings, Russ of Billings, Ray (Annette) of Billings, Ron (Debbie) of Williams, Ariz., and Rod (Jan) of Billings; and three sisters, Helen Derheim of Billings, Esther Wagner of Salt Lake City and Leona Ruliffson of Bull Head City, Ariz. He has eight grandchildren, Jason (Angie) Ostermiller, Brent (Adrian) Ostermiller, Justin (Darcy) Ostermiller, Autumn (Matthew) Archer, Justin (Nicole) Schmidt, and Gracie, Ellie, and his "sweetsie" Anna Kate Ostermiller. He was also "Grandpa" to nine great-grandchildren.

**OSTERMILLER, Katherine Marie (Schreiner)
See Katherine Marie Schreiner

OSTWALD, Katherine
b. 18 Aug 1880 - Russia
d. 15 Aug 1945 Laurel, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 17 Aug 1945
Fox, Katherine (Ostwald) 1880-1945 - Mrs. Katherine Fox, 84, died Wednesday night (Aug. 15).
at the home of her son, George Fox, Jr. Born in Russia Aug. 18, 1880, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ostwald. Married GEORGE FOX in Kautz, Russia. He died in Laurel in 1934. Besides the son, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Conrad Ostwald of Laurel, 26 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

b. 21 Mar 1934 - Laurel, Montana
d. 14 Jan 2009 - Laurel, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 17 Jan 2009
LAUREL- Leo Ostwald passed away January 14, 2009. Born on March 21, 1934 to Herman and Rose Ostwald. Survived by Marny; his wife and his children, Karlette (Jerry Brian) Philhower, Melissa Fossen, Shawn (Bobbie) Ostwald, Pamela Ostwald, Jennifer Ostwald, Leo Ostwald Jr., Vicky (Albert) Metzger, Cynthia Hagel; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and cousins.

OTT, Felix Joseph
b. 17 Feb 1886 - Russia
d. 9 Apr 1956
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday April 11, 1956
Ott, Felix Joseph 1886-1956 - Felix Joseph Ott, 70, died Monday. Born on Feb. 17, 1886, in Russia, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ott. Married MATILDA MICKEL. She died in 1951. The family migrated to Canada in 1912. Survivors include 5 sons, Valentine R. Ott of 1818 Highway 10 E., Anton J. Ott of 4428 Morgan Ave., Mike F. Ott of 1713 Burlington Ave., Joseph Ott of Ryegate, and John L. Ott of Fishtail; 6 daughters, Mrs. James Reckdal of 4407 Morgan Ave., Mrs. Adam Scheeler and Mrs. Ignatius Scheeler, both of Laurel, Mrs. Joseph Schanz of Ryegate, Mrs. Jack Smidt of Butte and Mrs. Ralph Peters of Shepherd; a brother, Alex Ott of Estevan, Saskatchewan, 34 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

OTT, Frank
b. 5 Feb 1921 - Canada
d. 6 Mar 1950
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 8 Mar 1950
Ott, Frank 1921-1950 - Laurel, March 7—Frank Ott, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Ott of Fromberg, died Monday. Born Feb. 5, 1921, in Canada. Surviving, besides his parents, are 5 brothers, Joe Ott of Ryegate, John of Edgar, Vally and Tony of Billings and Michael of Laurel, and 6 sisters, Mrs. Adam Scheeler of Laurel, Mrs. Joe Schanz of Ryegate, Mrs. Matilda Kilwine and Mrs. I. M. Scheeler of Laurel, Mrs. Ralph Peters of Joliet and Mrs. James Rekdal of Billings.

OTT, Jacob
b. 23 Jun 1907 - Germany
d. 16 Aug 1972 - Glendive, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 17 Aug 1972
GLENDIVE—Jacob Ott, 65, died Wednesday. Born June 23, 1907, in Germany, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Clemen Ott. Married ELEANOR WEINBERGER. Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Mrs. E. D. Riegen, Glendive; 4 brothers, John, Bozeman, Tony, Mott ND, Mike and George, both of Washington; a sister, Mrs. Mike Schmidt, Mott ND; and 4 grandchildren.

OTT, Mathilda
b. 21 Oct 1915 -Toquay, Canada
d. 20 Nov 2006
From Billings MT Outpost 30 Nov 2006
Smidt, Mathilda (Ott) 1915-2006 - Mathilda “Tillie” Smidt, 91, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006. Born to Felix and Mathilda (Michel) Ott on Oct. 21, 1915, in Torquay, Canada. Married ADAM KILWEIN.
Married JACK SMIDT. He died in March 2000. They had two children, Jerry Smidt and Marilyn Olson, both of Butte. Mr. Smidt had four children: Dolly Aamold, Earl Smidt, Leo Smidt and Shirley Britton, all of Butte. Mr. Smidt died in March 2000. Survivors include her children, stepchildren and grandchildren, as well as numerous great-grandchildren and brothers and sisters, John Ott, Val Ott, Ann Rekdahl and Mike Ott.

**OTT, Matilda Magdalena (Michael)
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OTT, Paul
b. 26 Jul 1930 - Fromberg
d. 4 Mar 1931
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday March 5, 1931
Paul Ott, 7 months old, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Ott of Fromberg, died Wednesday morning.
Born at Fromberg on July 26, 1930. Survived by his parents and 6 sisters, Mrs. Adam Shelor, and Katie, Matilda, Julia, Magdalene and Anna Ott, and 5 brothers, Joe, Charles, Valentine, Frank and Tony.

OTT, Peter Alexander
b. ca 1910 - Russia
d. 26 Jan 1930
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday 27 Jan 1930
Ott, Peter Alexander not given/ca. 1910-1930 - Peter Alexander Ott, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Ott, died Thursday night. Born in Russia, came to this country when 2 years old. Besides his parents, the youth leaves 6 sisters and 5 brothers. They are Mrs. Adam Scheeler, Kattie, Mathilda, Julia, Lena, Anna, Joseph, John, Val, Frank and Anton.