Joseph Francis Ostronic III

Joseph Francis Ostronic, III

Memorial Mass for Joseph Francis Ostronic, III, 68, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Private burial will be held at a later date at the Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS.

Joseph was born August 30, 1945 in Omaha, NE the son of Joseph F. Ostronic, II and Mary (Jacobs) Ostronic.

He graduated from Westside High School in Omaha, NE.

He served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and retired from the Navy in 1988.

Joseph has lived in Lawrence since 1983.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

He married Margaret Eldridge on June 8, 1968 in Omaha, NE. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Paul "P.J." Ostronic, Lawrence, Bill Ostronic, Eudora, Phil Ostronic, Lawrence; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Bob Ostronic, Bill Ostronic, both of Omaha, NE; and four sisters, Cathy Bles, Omaha, NE, Carol Ensey, Teresa Valentine, Rose Owen, all of Fairville Bay, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Mary; and son, Terry Joe Ostronic.

A rosary will be held at the church at 6 p.m. with a visitation to follow until 8 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014.

The family suggests memorials in his name to Corpus Christi Catholic Church Building Fund and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

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Warren-McElwain Mortuary
120 West 13th Lawrence, KS 66044

Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Apr. 10, 2014