Brian J. Ostroske

"WELP, HERE'S A JOB OPENING," as Brian would say reading the obits. (Ha ha ha)

Brian J. Ostroske, 46, a longtime resident of Big Rapids, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. He was born June 9, 1972, the son of Anthony Ostroske and Marie Morris. Brian married Shannon Porter on June 19, 2002. He currently was employed by LC Materials as a mixer truck driver. Brian enjoyed spending time with his family and annoying his wife, because he loved how cute she looked when she was mad.

He will be remembered for his sense of humor and being a complete pain in the butt at times, but most of all for the love he had for his wife and children. Brian will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Shannon Ostroske, of Big Rapids; five children, Mariah (Eric) VanDam, of Muskegon, Steven Ostroske, of Barryton, Halie Holbrook, of Big Rapids, Jack Ostroske, of Big Rapids, and Aaron Ostroske, of Big Rapids; mother, Marie Jordan, of Big Rapids; sister, Laurie (Brian) Remus, of Cheboygan; half-brother, Dean Arnold, of North Carolina; mother- and father-in-law, Sharon (Rick) Frederick, of Big Rapids; and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Brian was preceded in death by his father; stepfather, Donald Williams; and grandparents.

A memorial service will take place at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at the Norwich Township Hall, 7213 North Cypress Road, Big Rapids, MI 49307, with Dave Watkins officiating. The family will greet friends from 2:30 p.m. until the time of service (at 3 p.m.) at the hall on Sunday. A luncheon and time of fellowship will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family will accept contributions toward a college fund for Jack and Aaron. Memorial contributions may be made in Brian's name to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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Daggett-Gilbert Funeral Home, Inc. - Big Rapids
13985 Northland Drive Big Rapids, MI 49307
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Published in Big Rapids Pioneer on Aug. 15, 2018