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.

9 Condolences

  1. Gary and Karen Pignotti on April 9, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Margie and family,

    We are so sorry to hear we have lost Joe. He was a great cousin and will be missed. Our thoughts go out to everyone.

    Gary and Karen

  2. The Ehrenberg Family on April 9, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Dear Margie – our heartfelt condolences to you, your family and all the Ostronic’s. You are all in our prayers.

    Helen Ehrenberg & Family

  3. cynthia bailey on April 10, 2014 at 11:22 am

    So very sorry for your loss. I remember Joe from the Prairie Meadows days. I remember him going on field trips with the kids at Schwegler. May you have good memories in your heart.

  4. Jennifer Woodis on April 11, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    You will be missed dearly Uncle Joe love you! Aunt Marg I love you so much and know that we are here for you! Love you soo much!

    Jennifer, Randy, James, Jaecee, and Nolan

  5. Joe & Mary Beth Strobel on April 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Margaret and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Joes passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mary Beth and Joe Strobel

  6. Donna M. Bell on April 12, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Margaret, I am so very sorry for your loss and my sincere condolences and prayers go out to you and your family. Your strength in the midst of disappointment has been inspiring. Please know your friends at Brandon Woods are here for you!

  7. Sheila Ward on April 14, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with Margaret and the family. Joe and Margaret are an amazing testimony of a loving marriage and the closeness and love of family. Joe loved spending time with his family- especially his grandchildren I will miss Joe bringing Margaret for nails and our talks of the Jayhawks, work, and the fond memory of our trip to a Royals game. I look forward to seeing him again one day when I get to heaven!

  8. Dee Dee Oliver on April 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Margaret and boys….

    Sending my deepest sympathy during this time of sorrow.

    My heart is with you and your family.

  9. Bert & Carol Rodriguez on August 3, 2014 at 8:40 pm


    We have only recently learned of this sad loss. Joe was a terrific friend to me during my time in the Navy. Both of you helped Carol and I so much when we first met you as teens who had no business being married and who had never been away from home.

    We were grateful to have had a chance to see you after so many years as you always remained in our thoughts and hearts.

    We will keep you in our prayers and someday will all be together again with Joe.

    Bert and Carol Rodriguez, Tampa, Florida

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