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Service Details

Visitation:

Monday, October 9, 2017
9:00 - 10:00 am
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
517 SW Des Moines Street
Ankeny, Iowa

Service:

Monday, October 9, 2017
10:00 am
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
517 SW Des Moines Street
Ankeny, Iowa

Disposition:

Monday, October 9, 2017
2:00 pm
Burial
Clear Lake Cemetery
Clear Lake, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Donna Rae Oswald

Donna Oswald, 81, went to be with the Lord on October 4, 2017, at Mill Pond in Ankeny, Iowa, after a courageous journey with Parkinson’s.

Donna, the only child of Rose and Iver Peterson, was born April 28, 1936, in Forest City, Iowa. Donna was an active member of the Forest City High School band, band queen’s court, graduating from Waldorf College and Drake University with degrees in Elementary Education. Donna was a loving and passionate teacher for over 32 years in Lake Mills and Clear Lake.

Donna married the love of her life, Alf Oswald on June 7, 1958. They enjoyed making their home in Clear Lake, Mason City, and Ankeny. Donna loved to dance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, travel with family throughout Europe, and especially loved escaping the Iowa winters in Hawaii.

Donna is survived by her daughter, Dr. Kim Oswald of Ankeny, as well as many nieces, nephews, and special friends. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents. Donna leaves precious memories as a loving mother, teacher, and devoted friend living to serve the Lord through her gentle spirit and compassion.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the 10:00 a.m. funeral service on Monday, October 9, 2017, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 517 SW Des Moines Street, Ankeny, Iowa. Burial will follow services at Clear Lake Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Ministries at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny, Iowa, or the Iowa Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association, Des Moines, Iowa.

Condolences may be expressed at:
www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com