HAROLD OSLIN

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Harold Oslin, of Mora, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora.  He was 89 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Quamba Baptist Church with Rev. Ivan Fiske officiating.

VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

INTERMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

Harold Morton Oslin, of Mora, MN passed away on March 20, 2016 at St. Clare’s Living Community.  He was 89 years old.

He was born on April 20, 1926 at his home in Whited Township, Kanabec County, MN to Emil and Lillian (Mohrenweiser) Oslin.  Harold, his 2 sisters and twin brother grew up in Quamba.  He attended Quamba School through the 8th grade and graduated from Mora High School.  He began working at Rudd Lumber Co., owned by his father, at an early age.

Harold exemplified the value of hard work by logging, hauling wood, and unloading carloads of cement, coal and lumber all by hand.  He rode the carriage at the sawmill; but still found time to hunt, fish and play ball.

Harold married Joan Ostman on September 6, 1952 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota.  During the first year of marriage Harold and Joan managed Edstrom Grocery Store in Quamba, while Harold continued working at the lumberyard.

In January 1954 Harold and Joan moved into their present home.  He and his twin brother Howard worked alongside their father at the Oslin Lumber.  Harold continued working with his sons and grandsons until his health failed.

His passions were his faith, his family, the outdoors, ballgames and his strong work ethic.  He enjoyed watching his sons and grandkids in the woods, on the water and at a game.  He taught by example.

Our family was so blessed to have a man of faith and character to emulate.  The way he lived his life and loved his family will not be forgotten.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Fern Hintz; twin brother Howard; and great-grandson Liam Christian Oslin.

He is survived by his wife Joan; his sons Craig (Beth), Curt (Deb) and Gary (Kim) all of Mora; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; sister JoAnne (Robert) Price; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He will be dearly missed.

 

6 guestbook entries for HAROLD OSLIN

  1. Sharon Lidstrom March 20, 2016 at 10:19 pm #

    Larry and I are in AZ so we send our sympathy, wishing we could be there for the service. Sharon Lidstrom.

  2. Denny Schmid March 23, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

    My sincere condolences to the Harold Oslin family. I spent many years traveling as a sales rep. and stopping to see Oslin Lbr. was always a pleasure.

    One Constance was the kindness of Harold, he always had a smile and a kind word to say every time I stopped in and being the good father that he was, his whole family turn out the same way!

    He set the bar for all of us to follow…Denny Schmid

  3. April Lange March 23, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

    So sorry to hear about Harold. He was such a wonderful, humble, kind, gentle man! Thinking of the whole Oslin family and sending prayers to you all

  4. Jim & Debbie Knickerbocker March 23, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

    When we built our house 16 years ago I made frequent trips into Oslin Lumber to pick up this or that for my husband. I quickly learned to look for Harold or maybe he would just see me walk through the door looking a bit lost and find me. Either way I was always so thankful for his help, kindness and understanding. We are so sorry for your loss.

  5. Jane Krump March 24, 2016 at 10:26 am #

    I am so sorry for your loss. Today in teaching my Child Development class, I used the example of how lucky I was to have a significant part of my childhood in Mora, MN! I told the students about playing outside with all the neighbor kids, and that I didn’t remember that we ever kept score! I couldn’t remember any bullying, and the definition of “gang” was whoever lived near enough to you to join in on a softball game, or skating on the ice the dads made for us on an empty lot. The entire time I was picturing Oslin Lumber, your house, your family, and all good memories. Thank you. Rest in peace, Harold.
    Jane Kufus-Krump

  6. Mike Dutton March 24, 2016 at 4:46 pm #

    Barry just told me the bad news today when I was up in Grand Rapids.
    My condolences to the whole family.

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