- August 21, 1975 - December 5, 2012
- Cedar Falls, Iowa
of Eli's Passing
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“The Ostby family and the Cedar Falls community is in our thoughts, our hearts, and our prayers.
The Mills Sisters
1 of 26 | Posted by: Margaret and Eleanor Mills - CO
“I knew Eli for about three years. He was always so kind, funny, and talked about his children. He was a free sprirt and was loved by so many. My...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Colleen Young - Cedar Falls, IA
“My deepest sympathies to all friends and family members.
3 of 26 | Posted by: Thad Peck - Tucson, AZ
“To the family of Eli, So sorry to hear of your loss. Hope the coming days will help alleviate the pain you have had to bear. Thinking of you all..
4 of 26 | Posted by: Steven and Deb Feddersen - IA
“Holding your family close in thoughts and prayers.
5 of 26 | Posted by: Cathy and Rick McGuire - MO
“Steve and Hilda, my sypmathies to you and all your family on the tragic loss of your son Eli. We all grieve for you and offer all support we can...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Dick Mundy - friend
“Dear Lisa, Bella, Alia and Luther,
We want to let you know that we are wishing that we could be there with you to give you support during this time....Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Kevin and Jo-Ann Sheppard
“I was shocked and saddened to hear about Eli. I am praying for all of you.
8 of 26 | Posted by: Kathy Kusler VanArkel - IA
“Dear Steve and Hilda. We share in your sadness and grief. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. God bless.
9 of 26 | Posted by: Thom and Eva - leichhardt
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
10 of 26 | Posted by: Steve and Janine Lorenz - IA
“Steve & Hilda:
So sorry for the loss of your son, Eli. Can't imagine how sad it would be, especially this time of the year. Our thoughts &...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Janice & Bob Jensen - friends
“Hilda and Steve,
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your son. We will keep you in our prayers.
12 of 26 | Posted by: Leon & Jeanne Bachman - IA
“Please know you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.
13 of 26 | Posted by: Diana and Cary Krusemark - IA
“Dear Shannon and Ostby family - I am deeply sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you during this difficult season.
14 of 26 | Posted by: Carolyn Murray - Bedford, TX
“Steven and Hilda - Our deepest sympathies from the Bausch's. Steven, you have been a dear friend for many, many years and this saddens me to be...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Barb Bausch - Rockport, ME
“I'm so sorry for your great loss. You are such a kind and thoughtful family and I'm glad you are in our lives. Many prayers for you all right now and...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Stephanie Larson - Minneapolis, MN
“My son Nick sent me the news article about Eli. There are no words that can truly express my profound feelings of shock and sadness for what happened...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Nancy (Schuhmacher) Shaw - CA
“My heart goes out to the family. Steve and Hilda know that Heavenly Father Loves you and your family, take your heartache and sorrow to him and lay...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Kathie - Grundy Center, IA
“I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences on Eli's unfortunate and untimely passing. He will live on in the hearts and memories of the peoples'...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Cindy Boss - Clive, IA
“Please know you have our deepest sympathy in your loss of the beloved Eli. He was such a kind soul and a wonderful person, his legacy will be missed...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Wendy Toman - Toddville, IA
“Dear Family and Friends: I did not know Eli well but made his acquaintance many times. My sincere sympathy for your great loss. May he be at rest...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Carrie Sharkey - Waterloo, IA
“I knew Eli over the past 3 or 4 years as he faced his challenges. I enjoyed his keen sense of humor, intellectual conversations and free-spirited...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Dave Hays - Waterloo, IA - friend
“Dearest Steve and Hilda, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am also sending my love to Eli. Although I did not know him well, I do know he is a...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Kimm Harris - FrIend
“Thoughts and prayers go out to this family. God Bless.
24 of 26 | Posted by: LaValle Family - Lakeville, MN
“Lisa, Bella, Alia & Luther: We are sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
25 of 26 | Posted by: Matt, Teresa, Anne & Will Baumann - IA
“Steve & Hilda,
We are so saddened by your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Donna & Bum
26 of 26 | Posted by: Donna Baumgartner - Waterloo, IA
Eli A. Ostby (1975-2012)
CEDAR FALLS- Eli A. Ostby, 37, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, December 5, 2012, in Waterloo.
He was born August 21, 1975, in Waterloo, son of Steven and Hilda (Mouw) Ostby. He married Lisa Hokomoto on May 23, 1998 in Cedar Falls and they later divorced.
He graduated from Northern University High School in 1993 and earned his BA in Communications from the University of Iowa in 2003. He was employed as a Personnel Recruiter for Boss and Associates, and most recently worked in sales with Yellowbook, both in Cedar Rapids.
Survived by: two daughters, Bella and Alia Ostby of Des Moines; one son, Luther of Des Moines; his parents, of Cedar Falls; two sisters, Shannon (DJ) Perkins of Hurst, TX, and Leah (fiancé Dusty Overman) Ostby of Luzerne; three brothers: Aaron Uban of Minneapolis, MN, his twin, Max Ostby of Iowa City, and Joseph Ostby of Denver, CO; and maternal grandparents, Dr. Orvin and Tean Mouw of Burleson, TX.
Preceded in death by: paternal grandparents, Roger and Naomi Ostby.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church with inurnment at a later date in Hillside Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Service, and also for one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be directed to the family.