Mr. Myles Scott "Swede" Ostrom, age 82 of Lightwood Lane in Hartwell, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.
Myles was born May 31, 1938 in Reads Landing, Minnesota, to Oscar and Hilda (Holmes) Ostrom, Sr. He graduated from Wabasha High School and Winona State College.
Myles served two tours with the U.S. Army. The first with the 384th Army Band and the second with the 544th Ordinance Co., during the Bay of Pigs Crisis. He was an avid trombonist, playing throughout high school, college, military service and with several area bands including Suillman Brothers and Jerry Gilbertson's Orchestra.
Myles Joined Ford Motor Company in January 1965 and married Patricia Powell in June 1965 and Darcy Maixner in December 1986. Following 32 years of service with Ford, he retired in March, 1996. Post retirement activities included Ford Dealership consulting, three years with Richard Petty Driving Experience and countless hours pursuing his hobby of vehicle restoration and building and driving his beloved street rods. In addition to music and automobiles, Myles enjoyed boating, Nascar, professional sports, RV travel and physical fitness.
Myles is survived by his wife, Darcy, daughter, Kelli Caffey (husband Curt), grandchildren, Nicholas, Gabriel, Austen, Hayden and Jack. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Reed Scott Ostrom, and brother, Oscar Phillip Ostrom Jr.
Memorial services will be held at a later date with burial to be in Riverview Cemetery, Wabasha, Minnesota.
All arrangements are under the care and direction of Coile and Hall Funeral Directors and Cremations, 333 E. Johnson Street in Hartwell, GA.