Nadine E. Hostad, 95, passed away Wednesday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Reid Robash. Born in Council Buffs, IA, October 13, 1921, Nadine was the daughter of the late Lars and Kristine (Nee: Hyldig) Mortensen.

On Oct. 3, 1942, she married the love of her life Edwin Hostad, who preceded her in death on February 25 2001.

Nadine graduated from William Horlick High School “Class of 1940.” Early in her career Nadine worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in the X-Ray Dept. She worked for Attorney Rueben Gorsky and ended her career at Highridge Health Care in the TB Clinic. In addition,  she taught Sunday school for many years at Zion Lutheran Church. Nadine was a member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church.

She will be sadly missed by her children; Tom (Kathy) Hostad of Hartford WI, Kimberly Hostad of Brookfield WI and Nancy (Reid) Robash of Racine WI; grandchildren, Jonathan Hostad, Michael (Calley) Hostad, Jena (Fred) Benz and Amy Sugent who was born on her grandma’s birthday; great- grandchildren, Kristina (Stasia) Carson and Emily Benz; sister, Irma (Claire) Whitman; sisters-in-law, Virginia Mortensen and Ruth Coder; special niece, Susan (Gary) Goodsell; many other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers Glenn Mortensen and Tage Mortensen.

Funeral details for Nadine Hostad

With Reverend Laura Fladten officiating, funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 19 at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, 2000 W. Sixth St. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family from 9:30 a.m. to 11  a.m. Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Holy Communion Lutheran Church.

“God didn’t promise us an easy road to travel, he said there would be many hills and valleys but he did promise us a safe landing.”

The family wishes to extend a very heartfelt thank you to The Villa at Lincoln Park for their care and compassion the last year and a half. Also Wheaton Franciscan Hospice for their care and kindness in her final days.

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