Robert W. Osweiler
Robert W. Osweiler, 83, of North English, formerly of South English and Webster, died on Thursday, July 16, 2009, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, following a long illness.
Visitation with a prayer service was held July 19 at Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, North English. The funeral service was held July 20 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, North English. Interment was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sigourney.
Bob was born July 5, 1926, in rural Keokuk County, Iowa, a son of John and Mae (Webb) Osweiler. He was a graduate of Kinross High School. He served in World War II as a MP. He was united in marriage to Marilyn Lou Bickford on Feb. 19, 1955, in Cedar Rapids. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in North English. He enjoyed spending time with family, golfing, crossword puzzles, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and sports, especially the Chicago White Sox.
He is survived by his children: Loras (Jane) Osweiler of Conroy, Jeff (Margaret) Osweiler of Webster, Tom Osweiler of Iowa City, Kurt Osweiler of Williamsburg, Becky (David) Hott of Johnston, Scott Osweiler of Pleasant Hill, Mo., Mary (James) Gent of Wellman and Colleen (Nathan) Johnston of North Liberty; 16 grandchildren; one great grandson; a brother, Benny Osweiler of Osceola; three sisters: Marjorie Clarahan of Harper, Imogene Steele of Deep River and Donna Daub of Kankakee, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Marilyn; a daughter, Rhonda Osweiler; five brothers: Edward, Paul, Dan, Joe and Mervin; and a sister in infancy, Marcella Osweiler.
Memorials are for the North English QRS and the Williamsburg First Responders. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com under obituaries.