Staff Report

A vow to God kept as Chef Erwin and Marie Ostertag celebrated 65 years of marriage in January. Immigrants from Europe, they met at the William Tell Club in San Francisco in 1955. They married three months later. In 1963, they moved their family to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and never left. 

Their family has grown from three daughters to include three sons-in-law, 10 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren, all of whom remain inspired by and grateful for their example of true love and faithful commitment. 

They worked side-by-side opening the Solvang Sausage Shop, the Continental Inn and then the Valley Steakhouse. After retiring, they loved traveling in their motorhome, caravanning with the Petersens, Moniots and Williamsons, but most of all, they loved taking their grandchildren camping at Pismo Beach. 

Congratulations to the Ostertags on their milestone anniversary!

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