Norman Osmundson

Norman Osmundson


Norman Odelian Osmundson, 88, of West Union, Iowa formerly of Marion, Iowa died Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Stoney Brook in West Union, Iowa. He was born April 29, 1932 in Frog Hollow, rural West Union, Iowa to Nanfred and Myrtle (Ruroden) Osmundson. Norman attended nine years at country school and continued his education in West Union, Iowa. From May 11, 1954 to March 7, 1956 Norman served in the United States Army. 


Norman was united in marriage with Kathleen Marie Bemiss on September 6, 1959 in West Union, Iowa. Throughout the years he worked as a Machinist in assembly at Linkbelt, Iowa Manufacturing and Goss, all in the Cedar Rapids area. Norman retired in 1997 and they moved to Marion. He was a lifetime member at Bethany Lutheran Church, American Legion Post in Marion and the Machinist Union. Norman loved kids, listening to Gospel and Western music and family get togethers. He enjoyed traveling out West and bus trips. Norman collected Ertl Farmall Tractors, and enjoyed his coin collection.


Surviving Norman are his siblings, Lyla Molokken of Clermont, Iowa, Gaylord (Barbara) Osmundson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Diane (Dave) Lensing of Postville, Iowa and Ardith (Randy) Allen of Decorah, Iowa; his nieces and nephews, LaRita Pritchard of Des Moines, Iowa, Denise (Jim) Walker of Breckenridge, Colorado, Darin (Wendy) Osmundson of Phoenix, Arizona, Dawn (Paul) Bayarena of Austin, Texas. Bryan (Ginny) Wilson of Sachse, Texas, Angela (Michael) Dark of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Andrea (Mitchell) White of Springville, Iowa, Melissa (Rami) Kafa of Youngstown, Ohio and McKenzie (Ryan) Stockman of Ridgeway, Iowa; and several great nieces and great nephews.


Preceding Norman in death were his wife of fifty-one years, Kathy Osmundson died February 2, 2011; parents, Nanfred and Myrtle Osmundson; sisters, Delores Osmundson, Eleanor Wilson and Geneva Meinecke; one brother, Kenny Osmundson; nephew, Randy Molokken; and a niece, Julie Fulsaas.


A Private Family Service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2020.  The church will be live streaming the service. To view the live stream please go to the Facebook webpage: Bethany Lutheran Church-Ossian, Iowa


Memorial may be sent to Diane Lensing, 12422 Springfield Drive, Postville, Iowa 52162


Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Union, Iowa is assisting the family with arrangements.

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