Thursday, November 13, 2008

Clara Oswald

Clara Oswald, 93, was reunited with her husband, Leonard Oswald Sr., on Thursday, November 13, 2008, when she passed away at Lincoln Village Convalescent Center. She was born in Lake Park (Racine) on May 30, 1915, the daughter of the late Godske and Ann Marie (nee: Christhausen) Anderson. She was the last of the 10 children in her family.

Clara was united in marriage to Leonard Oswald in 1940. They had 46 years of love-filled marriage until Leonard passed away on July 3, 1986. Together they traveled in over 40 states, camping all the way. She was extremely proud of her Danish heritage. Although she never attended high school she held a management position with Massey Ferguson, supervising over 30 employees. She retired in 1975 with over 30 years of service.

Clara was a longtime member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. She was a very artistic. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and going to Bingo.

Surviving are her two sons, Leonard “Skip” (Sharon) Oswald of Round Lake, IL, and James (Diane) Oswald of Racine; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Anna Schauer. Her nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive her.

Her funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, November 18, at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Dr. M.A. Miritz officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery. The family has suggested memorials to Hospice Alliance, 10200 Prairie Ridge Dr., Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158.

4600 County Line Rd., Racine (262) 552-9000

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