Donna Oswald

Donna Oswald
Donna Oswald

Services for Donna Mae Louise Oswald, 83, of St. Michael and formerly of Corcoran were Monday, May 6, 2013, at t St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Maple Grove. Rev. Matthew Johnson officiated.

Interment followed at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Joel Klemp, Dale Keppel, Jim Keppel, Randy Manthei, Doug Manthei, Harold Schmidt, Dick Johnson and Hillard Kalk.

Mrs. Oswald died Thursday, May 2, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 10, 1929, in Corcoran the daughter of William and Mabel (Daluge) Tiemann.

She was baptized at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Corcoran. She was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Corcoran. Her confirmation memory verse was Matthew 6:33

On Nov. 14, 1953, Donna Mae Tiemann and Clarence T. Oswald were joined in holy marriage at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Corcoran. God blessed their marriage with two daughters.

Donna and Clarence engaged in dairy farming for many years on his family’s homestead in Corcoran. They moved from the farm in 2000 and purchased a home in rural St. Michael.

She enjoyed playing cards and belonged to a number of card clubs. She also enjoyed farming and bird watching.

She was a faithful, life long, member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maple Grove.

Preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Aug. 28, 2012; parents, William and Mabel Tiemann, a sister, Delrose Keppel, father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Emma Oswald, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Arthur Klemp, Joe Williams, Bob Zumwalt, Bob Keppel, Bernice Williams, Mildred Zumwalt, Dorothy Jones, June Tessman and Newel Jones.

Survived by two daughters, Renae Oswald-Anderson (Fred) and Joyce Oswald Meuleners (Mike); four grandchildren: Leigha and Karah and Dustin and Kelly; brother and sister-in-law, Ronald (Katie) Tiemann; a sister and brother-in-law, JoAnne (Elwyn) Manthei; a sister-in-law, Myrtle Klemp; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Eldon and Addie Tessman; other relatives and friends.