Here's what I read at Grandma Helen Ost's funeral. Some of you may know her from being a Milwaukee Public Schools teacher, I believe at Hartford Elementary. She also volunteered as a bowling coach for 5th District VFW bowling for more years than she taught. I bowled for a number of years on Saturday morning and then more years when I was older on Sunday morning. I talk about those years at Lecher's Lanes, Olson's Skore More Lanes, as well as our last years at Silverbird Lanes. Helen Sophia Ost lived in Oakfield, Wisconsin after retiring from teaching.

As I was sitting right over there last night, all alone, I realized the impact of Grandma being gone. You see, I’m not always the most outgoing, and normally Grandma would have come over and talked to me at a family gathering, always positive about whatever I chose to do in life. I’m lucky enough to have a wife and a mom that can talk my arm off, but they were busy last night, so I sat there when I wasn’t chasing Helena and contemplated the ways we’d all miss Grandma and the memories I’d had with her....

 

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