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John P. Ostendorf

John P. Ostendorf of rural Nashville, IL departed this life at the Washington County Hospital in Nashville, IL on Friday, March 22, 2024, at 12:56 A.M. He had attained the age of 67 years and 27 days.
John was born on February 24, 1957, in Pinckneyville, IL, the son of Alvin and Doris (nee Kersten) Ostendorf. He was united in marriage to Mona Segelhorst on August 16, 1980, in St. Salvator Lutheran Church in Venedy, IL and she survives his passing.
John worked for the Washington County Highway Department for many years and was a member of St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy Sportsman Club and IlliDell Chapter of the Alpha Gamma Sigma National Agricultural Fraternity. John was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, especially turkey. He was also a huge fan of the University of Illinois and loved to watch college basketball. John’s true passion was his granddaughters and loved spending time with them and attending their sporting events.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Mona Ostendorf of rural Nashville, IL; daughter, Kelly Goforth and her husband Jeff of Nashville, IL; 2 grandchildren, Peyton and Olivia Goforth; 3 sisters, Mary (Clarence) Harre of Nashville, IL, Marsha (Keith) Francis of Troy, IL and Marlene (John) Ray of Longmont, CO; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Per the wishes of John and his family, cremation was performed, and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial of Ashes will be at the St. Salvator Lutheran Cemetery in Venedy, IL.
Should friends desire, memorials can be made to the NCHS Sports Boosters, St. Salvator Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home, who is assisting the family with arrangements.
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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous on March 25, 2024 at 3:55 am

    My deepest condolences to Mona and the rest of the Ostendorf family on your loss. Even though I hadn’t seen John for a very long time, I do remember him from the evenings at the Nashville Bowl. John always had a big ole smile on his face and was always friendly. Prayers and thoughts are coming your way.
    Brad Hassler

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