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Lu (Ostrom) Traiser

January 6, 1932 ~ December 28, 2022 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Lu Traiser Obituary

Lu Traiser, 90, passed away peacefully at Ave Maria Village on December 28, 2022.  Born in McClusky, ND, the daughter of Freida (Reile) and Harold Ostrom, she grew up in the North Dakota towns of McClusky, Skogmo, and Drake. Lu graduated from Drake High School and earned a teaching degree at Jamestown College. She later taught school in Buchanan and Spiritwood, ND.

On January 1, 1951, Lu married James Traiser, and they made their home in Jamestown.  First and foremost Lu was a dedicated wife and mother. Lu was also a partner in Gardenette Homes and enjoyed socializing with the residents of that community.


Lu was an active member of First Baptist Church for many years. She was a life-long learner often enrolling in classes and workshops. She also enjoyed reading, sewing, quilting and playing the piano. Lu and her husband wintered in Arizona for over 30 years where they enjoyed dancing and other activities together.

Lu is survived by her son, Joel Traiser; daughter, Luann (Rod) Torkelson; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and sister, Arlene Legare.  She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Funeral Service – 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 12, 2023 at Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown with Pastor Bryce Tahran officiating.

Burial – Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be sent to the James & Luella Traiser Scholarship at University of Jamestown or Alzheimer’s Association (

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