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“So sorry for your loss. Annabelle was such a kind and sweet lady. So glad I had the opportunity to visit with her on her last birthday! ”
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“It was such a joy to interact with Annabell when I worked. I especially enjoyed having tea with her and listening to her many stories about what life...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Liz R. - Blue Earth, MN

“Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Bam and Lorna Midthun - IA

“Loraine, Raymond & Families We offer our condolence. I always thought of her as a personable, inteligent and outstanding lady. Don Bosma ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Don & Martha Bosma - Avon, IN

“It was a complete honor to get to know Annebel! I think she was a remarkable woman and someone who was looked up to by many She will never be...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Shawn

“My thoughts and prayers are with all your family as you mourn the physical loss of this sweet lady. I always so enjoyed visiting with her; her...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Pr. Pat Hinkie

“It was a real treat to interact with Annabel again as she was my Sunday School Teacher when I was a girl. A charming woman of faith and strength of...Read More »
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Annabel Marie Oswald, age 103, of Frost, died Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Parker Oaks in Winnebago. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at United Lutheran Church in Frost, with Rev. Arne Halbakken officiating. Burial will be in United Lutheran Cemetery, Frost. Visitation time will be one hour prior to services at the church. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, of Blue Earth is assisting the family with the arrangements. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com Annabel was born July 12, 1909, in Buffalo Center, IA,, the daughter of Thomas and Florence (Adams) Bosma. She was raised and educated in Buffalo Center, Iowa 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 August 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 aide and circles. She grew many excellent vegetable and flower gardens and later enjoyed wintering with Norman in Mesa, Arizona. 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, her son, Raymond (Pat) Oswald of Frost, her brother, Jim Bosma of Buffalo Center, Iowa, her sister in law, Grace Bosma of Buffalo Center, Iowa, her grandchildren: Tammy (Kevin) Greenfield, Jim (Deb) Oswald, Todd (Julie) Karkela, & KrisAnn (Tom) Krause, her great grandchildren: Alicia, Melissa (Levi), Ryle, Thomas, Andrew & Mitchell and great great grandson- Logan. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband-Norman in1998, and twelve brothers & sisters: Lewis Bosma, Edward Bosma, Thomas Bosma, Mattie Horton, Heiko Bosma, Bert Bosma, Lillian Mastin, Bessie Weaver, Esther Mastin, Grace Hassebroek, Irene Burger & Clarence Bosma and a son-in-law, Willard Karkela.

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