Carlene M. Oisten

Carlene M. Oisten

Carlene passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center.

She was born June 15, 1931 the daughter of Charles and Philitha (Schultz) Conard. Carlene was a woman of strong faith and loved attending Watson Bible Church. She also enjoyed delivering baskets and cards to shut-ins and to friends in area nursing homes. She was an animal lover and in her spare time she enjoyed doing puzzle books, doing jigsaw puzzles, mowing her yard on her lawn tractor, working in her flower gardens, going to yard sales, baking; especially sugar cookies, going out to eat, sewing, doing embroidery, painting ceramics, and flying kites with the kids. In 1949 she married George Oisten who passed away in 2009.

Surviving are her daughters, Georgia (Dale) Washburn of Martin and Trudy Henrickson of Allegan; 7 grandchildren, Teresa (Dan) Owens, Dale Washburn Jr., Lynn Washburn, Jennifer Lynn Henrickson, Amber Kay Henrickson, Andrea Nicole (Andy) Bodfish and Kimberly Ann (Justin) Normon; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-granddaughters and sister, Jackie Adams.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and several siblings.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the At the Master’s Feet Discipleship Ministry in Otsego with Pastor Ray Brown officiating.

Contributions in memory of Carlene may be made to Watson Bible Church or At the Master’s Feet Discipleship Ministry.

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  1. Lynn Washburn says:

    I miss you so much grandma I no you are up there with grandpa and you are giving him kisses I love you so much I am going to miss going lunch with you

  2. teresa says:

    Gram i love and miss you so very much! thank you for every thing you have ever done for me i will see you again. kiss grandpas bald head and tell him i love him. <3 <3

  3. Jen says:

    Grandma, You had quite a life of 84 years. You have seen so much. Now, you can rest as you are surrounded by the beauties of heaven! Plus, I know grandpa is thrilled to see you!

  4. Dick and Sylvia Davis says:

    Georgia and family you are in our thoughts and prayers at the sad time. I believe your mom is in a better place and happy.

  5. Valerie Commans says:

    Grandma it was wonderful to know you and be a little part of your amazing life with you. Now you are on to another phase with passed loved ones. One day we will all be together again, but in the mean time we will all miss your smiling face. You sure left some wonderful people behind. We love you , enjoy your peace.

  6. Larry and Betty Fairlamb says:

    We are so sorry to hear about your mother leaving us. She is in a better place now. Georgia and family you are in our prayers.

  7. Stacey Kempker says:

    I am very sorry for your loss of your mother. She was a great and bubbly person. I would say that she is so happy to be with her beloved George. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Love Stacey, Jim, Matthew, Luke, Simon, Meredith Kempker.

  8. Diane Bonner/ hairdresser says:

    I am very sorry to hear about your mom. She was always happy when I saw her and loved to talk to people. She will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Joshua Gray says:

    Carlene has always been a great friend. Some of my earliest memories are of the two of us sitting in the swing next to her and George’s garden talking about blue berries. I always felt that she and I had a special connection. I will never forget you Carlene.
    I look forward to the day that we see each other again in Heaven.
    Your friend,

  10. Carol Newman says:

    Carlene was a wonderful friend to my mother, Ruth Newman. They enjoyed many fun breakfasts together during the past few years. My sympathy and prayers to the family.

  11. Jan (Newman) Brinkert says:

    Carlene was a wonderful friend to my mom, Ruth Newman, and to
    my sister, Carol, and me over the years. She was always upbeat
    and kind, a woman of faith. Prayers for all of us who mourn her
    loss, and praise to the Lord for His promise to reunite us all in His
    forever home.


  12. John Woodle says:

    Aunt Carlene, I had no idea that you had passed away until just recently when I started working on the family tree. I only met you a few times when I was a kid but I remember you well. May you rest in peace!

    John Woodle your Nephew (Jackie’s son)

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