Aug 7, 2012 - StaffRenee Marie Ostlund, 57, of Lander, died Aug. 2, 2012.
Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Lander High School. Reception will follow the services immediately at City Park. Everyone is welcome.
Renee Marie Ostlund (Sehn) was born April 16, 1955, in Bismarck, N.D., to Leo Sehn and Valeria Sehn (Wagner). She grew up on the family farm in Linton, N.D. She graduated in 1973 from Emmons Central High School in Strausburg, N.D. Her 4-H project was raising a grand champion heifer.
She went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree from Mary College in Bismarck, N.D., in May 1977. She had the honor of serving as homecoming queen in college after warming up in her high school homecoming court.
She was active in the Spurs Service Organization during college where she began her legacy of lifelong service to others.
She then moved to Ashton, Idaho, and lived there until moving to Lander in 1979. She worked as a medical technologist and provided the community with excellent care at the Lander Valley Hospital for more than 30 years.
She married David Ostlund on May 25, 1985, in Lander.
Her family said she had a passion for going the extra mile and befriending patients to guide them through the hospital process and setting their minds at ease. They also said she loved motorcycling, riding and packing in on horses, fly fishing, bow hunting and gardening. She was also an active member of Wind River Back County Horseman.
She is survived by her husband, David Ostlund of Lander; her parents, Leo and Valeria Sehn of Linton, N.D.; her five brothers, Marvin Sehn of Lynchburg, Va., Kevin Sehn of Bismarck, N.D., Allen Sehn of Annapolis, Md., Jeff Sehn of Denver, Darrel Sehn of Linton, N.D., and their families.
Memorials may be made in honor of Renee Ostlund to further awareness of major depression in care of the Lander Community Foundation P.O. Box 1131 Lander, WY 82520.
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