Doris was born December 21, 1931, in Lawndale, the daughter of Oscar and Danilla (Larson) Johnson. She was confirmed at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Rothsay. She attended Country School and then went to Rothsay Public School.
On April 19, 1952, Doris was united in marriage to Ole Ostlund in Rothsay. The couple made their home in rural Rothsay, where they farmed and raised turkeys. Doris was a hands-on hard-working farmers wife. They retired from farming in 1989, when they moved to Barnesville. They enjoyed their retirement in Barnesville as well as their cabin on Lake Lizzie.
Doris enjoyed going for neighborhood walks, cooking for her family, and supporting and helping her many friends. She especially cherished spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Oscar and Danilla Johnson; her sisters, Audrey Johnson and Maxine Wigdahl, and her twin brothers, Garnet and Gordon Johnson.
She is survived by her husband, Ole Ostlund of 67 years; daughters, Rebecca Ostlund (Mike Corbin) of Eagan, MN and Connie Carlsrud (Kevin) of West Fargo; grandchildren, Ryan Carlsrud (Meagan) of Fargo and Meghan Verhey (Michael) of Portland, OR; two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Gavin Carlsrud; twin sister, Dorothy Knutson (Vernon) of Moorhead; sister-in-law, Marilyn Ostlund of Fergus Falls; special niece, Linda Merz (Larry) of Fergus Falls, and several nieces and nephews.
Service: Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at New Life Lutheran Church in Rothsay, with visitation one-hour prior to the service at the church.
Clergy: Reverend Randy Whitehead
Interment: Our Saviors Cemetery of Rothsay
Arrangements are provided by the Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls.
Online condolences can be sent to www.olsonfuneralhome.com.