Ardell R. Lostroh
Ardell R. Lostroh, 73, of Malcolm, NE, passed away November 26, 2019.
Ardell was born June 8, 1946 in Lincoln, NE to Alma (née Pieper) Lostroh and Louis H. Lostroh.
He attended school in Malcolm, graduating from Malcolm High School in 1964. After serving in the Vietnam Conflict in 1967, he married Patricia LaJean Hoshor on June 20, 1969. Ardell worked for Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph and was a member of Communication Workers of America. He founded the Out on a Limb tree trimming and removal business, where he used his bucket truck, chainsaws, and tractor with a front blade to attack cedar trees. Ardell enjoyed mornings with his friends at the Malcolm General Store. He also loved John Deere tractors, lawn mowers, a double-run in the crib, and helping whoever he could. He volunteered for Food Net, an organization with the motto, “Tummy fill, not landfill.” Anyone who ever shared a Budweiser sitting on the porch with him loved his ornery sense of humor, and his generosity was appreciated by neighbors far and wide.
He is survived by siblings Ardis Krahl, Arlene “Coke” Smith, Louis Lostroh, and Karna Waters; wife Pat Lostroh; children Ginger Howell and Candi Lostroh, and son-in-law Doug Howell; grandchildren Trenton, Dylan, and Hunter Howell; daughter-in-law Amanda Udis-Kessler, and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings Eileen Lostroh and Duran Lostroh, and brothers-in-law Bill Hoshor and Galen Loomis.
Celebration of life was held on Monday, December 2 from 12-1 with lunch to follow at the Malcolm Fire Hall, 150 W 2nd St, Malcolm, NE 68402. Ardell has asked for donations in his name to Food Net, 13000 Old Cheney Road, Walton NE 68461 or call them at (402)416-6197 or go to their website at www.FoodNetLincoln.org. There will be an additional celebration of life outdoors at the farm in the spring. Watch for further updates.
Flowers to the Fire Hall; for condolences fill out the form below.
Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Ardell R. Lostroh
RIP old man. You will be missed
Sending loving thoughts to you in this time of great loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family!
We are so sorry to hear about Del, but he is now at peace. We are thinking of all of you.
:Pat, Candi and Ginger – our thoughts are with you and know Ardell will be missed by all of you. George and Beverly Clymer
I’m so sorry for your loss Lostroh family! Ardell was such a wonderful man and will be missed. Sending prayers that you will find comfort during this difficult time.
I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of time spent together and I know that he and Jack will be enjoying each others company once again.
My deepest condolences to the family.
We are so sorry to hear of Ardell’s passing. We shared alot of good times together. Saw Candi & Ginger grow up. Pat are thoughts & prayers are with you & the rest of the family. No more suffering for Ardell is in Gods loving arms.
Sorry to hear of his passing . He was in Shelby a lot back in the day an had his own way of dispensing customer service !! A gentle giant !!
I enjoyed getting to know Ardell at those early-morning coffee sessions at the Malcolm General Store. His sly humor and keen wit were delightful. We shared an interest in the history of Malcolm, the Malcolm School and in the genealogy of Malcolm area residents. Ardell will be missed by many.