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Nellie L. Oswald

October 27, 1923 ~ November 2, 2017 (age 94)


Nellie L. Oswald, 94, passed away Nov. 2, 2017 after a long illness.  She was born in Rockford on October 27, 1923, to Isadore and Gerda Olson.  After graduating from Harlem High School, Nellie worked as a secretary to the principal until her marriage to Jack in April of 1945.  They lived in San Diego for a short time when Jack was in the Marines, and then returned to the Rockford area to build a home on the river and raise their three children.  Nellie is survived by her children, Lynn (Cathy) Oswald, Gayle (Ellwyn) Englof, and Julie (Richard) Harvey; grandchildren, Jason (Missy) Oswald, David (Lindsey) Oswald, Ila (Marco Bernasconi) Englof, Carla (Andrew) Ladd, Nicole (Scott), and Dustin (Lauren) Fiepke; 9 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jack, and  brothers Norman and Gordon Olson.  Nellie’s parents were founding members of Grace Lutheran Church in Loves Park, where she spent her entire life.  She was active in women’s circles and sang in the church choir.  “Oney” cherished her family and was a devoted grandmother, as all of her grandkids will attest.  The family is grateful that Oney can now be at peace and join Papa in Heaven.  Nellie’s life will be celebrated at Grace Lutheran Church, 343 Grand Ave., Loves Park on Thursday, November 16 – visitation 9am, service 10am officiated by Rev. Brent Dahlseng, and a lunch afterward.  Memorials to Grace Lutheran Church or Wesley Willows Good Samaritan Fund.  Arrangements by Anderson-Long-Klontz Funeral Home & Cremation Services LTD.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Grace Lutheran Church
343 Grand Avenue, Loves Park IL 61111

Wesley Willows Good Samaritan Fund
4141 North Rockton Avenue, Rockford IL 61103



 Service Information

Memorial Visitation
Thursday
November 16, 2017

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Grace Lutheran Church
343 Grand Avenue
Loves Park, IL 61111

Celebration of Life
Thursday
November 16, 2017

10:00 AM
Grace Lutheran Church
343 Grand Avenue
Loves Park, IL 61111


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