Barbara (Barb) Jean Asp (Ostenson) of Spring Arbor, went home to God on December 12, 2018 at the age of 87. Barbara was born to parents Elmer & Marie Ostensen on January 8, 1931 in St. Paul Minnesota. She grew up as the eldest of six and attended Clayton High School, class of 1948. She raised three wonderful children and held many jobs in her lifetime. She was a secretary, Executive secretary, and bookkeeper. Barbra married her husband, Harold Asp on September 19, 1974. She was very active in her church. As a member of Moe Lutheran Church in Clear Lake Wisconsin, she was a member of many groups including: the ladies’ group, the lutefisk committee, the comfort quilter’s, the homemaker’s group. Over the last two years, she was a co-member of St. James Lutheran Church in Jackson Michigan. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, travel, quilting, cooking, gardening, crossword puzzles and bible study. Her bright and vibrant personality helped her to make friends everywhere she went. Barbara was blessed with a large and loving family and will be missed by many friends as well.
She is survived by her Aunt Opal Parel her sisters Eleanore Kern (Clarence), Carol Koehler (Glen), June Nelson and brother Ernest Ostenson and her children Marc Hoaglund (Sheryl), Pam Thomas (Paul) and David Hoaglund and her step children Darrell Peterson and Debbie Appel (Joe). Also survived by her grandchildren Nikisha Martin (Brandon), Aaron Hoaglund (Magen), Jeremy Appel (Katie), Jeffery Appel (Naomi), Paul Appel, Kathie Vaugh, Chance Peterson, and her great-grandchildren Aurora (Rory) Martin, Grayden Hoaglund, Haley Appel (Zach), Maya Appel, Paige Horn, Brooklyn Appel, Morgan Appel, Ayden Appel, Xavier Vaughn and 11 Nieces and Nephews and their children and a friend to many. Barbara is proceeded in death by her parents Elmer & Marie Ostenson and her brother Raymond Glen Ostenson, her husband Harold Asp and her great-grandson Conner Martin.
The family would like to thank the staff at Henry Ford Allegiance Health Hospital and Henry Ford Allegiance Health Hospice for their care.
According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. On December 19, 2018 there will be a family reception at 10:00 am followed by a celebration of her life at 11:00 am at St James Lutheran Church. Pastor Martha Porter-Reid will officiate the service. Barbara will be returned to her home in Clear Lake Wisconsin and buried alongside her husband, Harold.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Lutheran Church or Henry Ford Allegiance Health Hospice.
Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Foundation
One Jackson Square, 4th Floor, Jackson MI 49201
St. James Lutheran Church
4425 S. Jackson Road, Jackson MI 49201