Frost Annabel Oswald, age 103, of Frost, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Parker Oaks in Winnebago. Funeral Services were held Jan. 10, 2013, at United Lutheran Church in Frost. The Rev. Arne Halbakken officiated. Burial was in United Lutheran Cemetery, Frost. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service assisted the family with the arrangements.
Annabel was born July 12, 1909, in Buffalo Center, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas and Florence (Adams) Bosma. She was raised and educated in Buffalo Center where she was a 1926 graduate of Buffalo Center High School. She earned her teaching certificate and taught at the Oswald School near Elmore before her marriage to Norman Oswald on Aug. 27, 1930, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The couple farmed at Pilot Grove, Dell and later at Frost for many years until retiring to Frost in 1966. Annabel taught Sunday school for many years in Dell and Frost and was very active in church ladies aides and circles. She grew many excellent vegetable and flower gardens and later enjoyed wintering with Norman in Mesa, Ariz. The couple loved to travel and had visited Germany, Norway, Mexico, Alaska and many other domestic locations. Her greatest joy was being with her family and staying connected to her extended family; she will be greatly missed.
Annabel Oswald is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Karkela, of Savage; son, Raymond (Pat) Oswald, of Frost; brother, Jim Bosma, of Buffalo Center; sister-in-law, Grace Bosma, of Buffalo Center; grandchildren, Tammy (Kevin) Greenfield, Jim (Deb) Oswald, Todd (Julie) Karkela, and KrisAnn (Tom) Krause; great-grandchildren, Alicia, Melissa (Levi), Ryle, Thomas, Andrew and Mitchell; and great-great-grandson, Logan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman, in 1998; and twelve brothers and sisters, Lewis Bosma, Edward Bosma, Thomas Bosma, Mattie Horton, Heiko Bosma, Bert Bosma, Lillian Mastin, Bessie Weaver, Esther Mastin, Grace Hassebroek, Irene Burger, and Clarence Bosma; and a son-in-law, Willard Karkela.
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