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Patricia Oswald

Patricia Oswald, age 81, of Aurora, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at her home.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 18th at the United Methodist Church in Aurora. Pastor Michelle Reed will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 P.M. on Monday at the United Methodist Church, 1104 A Street, Aurora. Current CDC guidelines will be followed. Face masks are required. Memorials may be made to the family to designate at a later date. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Patricia Anne Oswald, the daughter of Leo Howard and Florence (Wells) Dolloff, was born at Payette, Idaho, on September 25, 1938, and passed away at Aurora, Nebraska, on August 12, 2020, at the age of 81.

In her younger years, Pat grew up in Idaho, Oregon, Alaska and Kansas. They moved to Nebraska and Pat graduated from Grand Island Senior High School. While in high school she worked as a car hop.

On February 14, 1959, she was united in marriage to Walter M. Oswald. They lived in his childhood home, where they raised their family. Walt was a farmer and Pat was a city girl turned farm wife. She worked with her husband and also had time to work at various businesses in town including the Manor as an aide, she worked as a bookkeeper, she worked at the ASCS office and retired from the library in Aurora. Walt passed away on December 28, 2017.

Pat was a member of the United Methodist Church. Pat enjoyed chasing her grandkids and then following them in their many activities. She had a strong love for flowers and was proud of the gardens she raised around her home. She also enjoyed her coffee group on Monday's and Thursday's. Pat enjoyed her almost daily visits with her best friend and sister-in-law, Mary Bierbower.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Jeanette; son, Jerald and her honorary aunt she called "Grandma Nauman".

Those who remain to cherish her memory are her son, Jay (Tina) Oswald of Aurora; 6 grandchildren, Jake (Heidi) of Monticello, Illinois, Caleb and his fiance'Cami Roehrs of Phillips, twins, Jeremy & Courtney both of Aurora, Jessica (Vernon) Lawrence of Red Bluff, California and Aaron of Grand Island and great-grandson, Walter Oswald. She is also survived by her brother, Leo Eugene (Pam) Dolloff of Lafayette, Colorado and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

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