AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Howard Oslin, of Quamba, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2015. He was 89 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the Quamba Baptist Church with Rev. Ivan Fiske and Rev. Kim Swenson officiating.
VISITATION will be held from 9:00-11:00 am on Saturday at the church.
INTERMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials are preferred
Howard Burton Oslin, of Quamba, Minnesota, passed away on November 22, 2015 in rural Quamba at the age of 89 years old.
He was born April 20, 1926 at his home in Whited Township to Emil & Lillian (Mohrenweiser) Oslin. Howard, his 2 sisters and twin brother, grew up in Quamba where he attended elementary school and from an early age worked at Rudd Lumber Co., owned by his father. Howard exemplified the value of working hard, logging, hauling wood, and unloading carloads of cement, coal, and lumber all by hand; but finding time to hunt & fish, bountifully providing food for his family. Howard loved baseball, playing first base, and was known as a home-run hitter. He graduated from Mora High School and regretted having no car to make the trip to St. Cloud to play ball for a MN farm team. He entered the Navy during World War II and served in CA as a riflery instructor. Returning home, he married Anita Egge, his high school sweetheart on Sept. 10, 1949. Following a honeymoon at deer camp in Remer, MN, they made their home in Quamba and Howard managed Oslin Lumber with his father and brother, Harold, until his retirement.
His hobbies were baseball, hunting, fishing, enjoying the out of doors on foot or snowmobile, and in his later years he began harness racing, maintaining a racetrack in his hayfield. He loved his family, enjoying times on the farm with his grandchildren and 4 grandsons.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Fern Hintz, and wife Anita Oslin.
He is survived by his 2 daughters, Vicki (Kim) Swenson of Wausau, WI, Patti (David) Berger of Elk River, MN; grandchildren Lani (Jeff) Clark of Madison, WI, Janel Swenson of Kathmandu, Nepal, and Cory (Elizabeth) Swenson of Shoreview, MN; 4 great- grandsons, Owen, Judah, Benjamin, Tobin Clark; brother Harold (Joan) Oslin, sister JoAnne (Robert) Price and numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He will be dearly missed.