Dorothy Frank Ostwalt passed away Feb 5, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital from complications of surgery with her family by her side. She was born in Laurel on April 7, 1933, the youngest child to parents George H. Sr. and Mary Katherine Frank. She attended Sunny Valley Elementary School, graduating from Laurel High School in 1950 and then worked for Northern Pacific Transport. She married John Ostwalt Oct. 28, 1951. Dorothy was a lifetime member of First Congregational Church and was a Sunday school teacher and a Dorcas Society member. She was a member of Zidonian Chapter No. 50, Order of Eastern Star in Laurel. Dorothy started working part time for Yellowstone County Motor Vehicle Dept., transitioning to full time there until retiring in 1993. Her greatest accomplishments were being a wife, homemaker, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed watching her daughters play sports, Locomotive basketball, cooking, baking, and working outside in her flower and vegetable gardens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, nine brothers; George H. Jr., Alex H., Henry H., Jake H., Phillip H., Herman H., Dave H., and Victor H. Frank, three sisters; Lydia Fichtner, Mary Rupp, Frieda Brown Jackson, and son-in-law Mark Harmon. She is survived by her loving Husband of 67 years John; son Warren (Kristin), their sons Tyler (Teri) and Zach (Maddy); daughter Wanda and her children Amanda Carlson (Riky); Christopher Harmon (Dina); daughter Peggy and her daughter Allison Hanson, and also 10 great-grandchildren, brother- and sister-in-law’s, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Viewing is Mon. Feb. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Chapel Laurel. Service of closed casket at the First Congregational Church, 506 S. 5th St., Laurel, Tues. Feb. 12 at 10:30 a.m., Interment at Laurel Cemetery following.