February 25, 2020

John W. Oswald

Died May 10, 2019


John William Oswald, 69, passed away at his home in Burt surrounded by his family Friday, May 10, 2019.

He was born March 11, 1950, in West Branch to John E. and Gloria (Huml) Oswald. On April 27, 2019, he married his high school sweetheart, Betty (Champagne) Garza, formerly of West Branch. “Oz” and Betty reconnected in 2016 and spent the last few years enjoying semi-retirement, travel and time spent with family and friends.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Betty; his sister, Mary-Ann (Oswald) Crampton and her husband Jack; his brother, Jerrold Oswald; his brother, Jim Oswald and his wife Jeanette; his sister, Jackie (Oswald) Munsell; his daughter, Gina (Oswald) Hollen and her husband Jeff; his son, John S. Oswald and his wife Anne (Godwin); his stepdaughter, Ashley (Ledergerber) Wellman and her husband Brad; his grandchildren, Vanessa (Oswald) Small, Tyson Sanders, Emily Oswald, Caleb Godwin, Emma Wellman, Zoey Wellman and Violet Hollen; and two great-grandsons.

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Great Lake National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Rd., Holly, MI 48442. Mourners are asked to not arrive before 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.cremationsocietymidmi.com.


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