Kenneth J. Oswald, 91, formerly of Hopedale, passed away at 8:36 am Sunday, June 7, 2020 at Heddington Oaks in West Peoria.
He was born August 21, 1928 in Beaver Crossing, NE to Peter and Mary Schweitzer Oswald. He married Betty Jean Elgin on July 2, 1949 in Sequin, TX and she passed away February 1, 1994. He later married Elizabeth Cunliffe on April 2, 1994 and she passed away August 5, 2017.
Surviving are one son, Kevin (Teresa) Oswald of Fort Myers, FL; three grandchildren, Sean (Allyson) Oswald of Peoria, Jason (Crystal) Oswald of Dunlap and Heather Oswald of Morton; one brother, Joseph (Virginia) Oswald of Hopedale; one sister, Arlene Halder of Huntley, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters and two brothers.
He was a science teacher for ten years and a guidance counselor for 30 years at Limestone High School in Bartonville, retiring in 1989.
Ken served in the United States Airforce and was a member of Ann St. Mennonite Church in Peoria.
He enjoyed sports, reading, golf, and was a Cubs fan.
His funeral will be at 10:30 am Friday, June 12, 2020 at Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Tremont. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm on Thursday, also at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mennonite Cemetery in Hopedale.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
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