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Anthony C. Ostahowski, 95, of Midland passed away on April 23, 2020 at Independence Village. He was born on April 12, 1925 to the late Joseph and Mary (Commora) Ostahowski. On August 30, 1947 he married Ruth Palmer and they shared 72 wonderful years together before she predeceased him on July 27, 2018.


Anthony served his country in the United States Army during WWII as a Private First Class Combat Infantryman in the 10th Mountain Division, Company G, 85th Regiment, liberating Northern Italy of Nazi occupations. He was honorably discharged having earned 2 Bronze stars.


Anthony worked as a tool and die maker for Dow Chemical retiring after 43 years. He was a lifelong member of St. Brigid’s Catholic Church and loved hunting and fishing but most of all he loved his family.  


Anthony is survived by his children, Dr. Gary (Vera) Ostahowski, Dr. Mark (Suzanne) Ostahowski, Janice Nelson, his grandchildren, Dr. Paige Ostahowski, Robyn (Jordan) Gill, Brooke Ostahowski, Dan (Dr. Daniela) Ostahowski, Kate (Andrew) Rentsch and great grandchildren, Cameron, Kaycee, Ryann and August Anthony.


A private burial has taken place at New Calvary Cemetery. A Memorial Service to honor Anthony’s life will be celebrated at a later date.


A special thanks to all of those individuals who provided such tremendous care for Tony in his last years at Independence Village memory care.


Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Brigid of Kildare.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Ostahowski family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. David Fales

    29 April 2020 2 years ago

    I got to know Tony a little during his time at Independence Village as my mother also resided there for a few years. Tony could often be found inspecting the facility’s woodwork to make sure all was secure; even asking me for tools if he thought something needed fixing. He was a joy to know. I only wish I would’ve had the chance to know him in his prime. Comforting thoughts to the family.

  2. Janet Rentsch

    28 April 2020 2 years ago

    Tony will be missed – what a kind-hearted soul! We are so thankful we knew him after Kate and Andrew were married. Praying for the family as they mourn his death and that God will bring memories to comfort in the tears.
    With sympathy,
    Stefan and Janet Rentsch

  3. Kay Rademacher

    28 April 2020 2 years ago

    Gary, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I will be thinking of you, Vera, and your daughters.

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