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Sally Jo (Domsalla) Oswald, age 74 of Lowden, passed away peacefully on Saturday August 12, 2017 in her home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday August 16, 2017 at 10:30 A.M at Chapman Funeral Home in Wheatland. Visitation will be held on Tuesday August 15 from 5-8 P.M at Chapmans in Wheatland. There will also be a visitation held one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Burial will be held at Clinton Lawn Cemetery in Clinton, Iowa at a later date. Sally was born on April 3, 1943 in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Harold Henry and Mary Lorraine (Curran) Domsalla. She delighted in celebrating a shared birthday with her mother and triplet grandchildren.
In 1961, Sally graduated from Clinton High School. She went on to attend Mount St. Clare College, Clinton, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, Kirksville, Missouri. She married Bruce Oswald in 1968 in Clinton, Iowa. During their marriage they lived in many U.S. states including: New York, California, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and others as well as several years in the former Yugoslavia. Along with their young daughters, they enjoyed travels across Europe and Egypt. They divorced in the late 1970s.
Her work history included The Job Corps in Clinton and the Davenport location of the Iowa State Department of Human Services where she worked in support of elderly, disabled, and nursing home clients and from where she eventually retired.
Sally had been an active board member of the Scott County Miss America Pageant and also headed runner registration for the Moonlight Chase in Eldridge, Iowa for several years. She participated in various activities through Gildas Club (a cancer support organization). Sally is a member of Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) and served as their local historian.
Sally treasured family and loved her two daughters, son-in-law and four grandchildren. As many knew, she took special pride in her grandchildren and took delight in attending school activities, sporting, choir and musical events as well as being involved in their day-to-day lives. She enjoyed years of get-togethers with her special Tuesday lunch buddies and tirelessly supported her Iowa Hawkeyes.
Sallys unassuming manner and gentle spirit will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her two daughters, Dawn Oswald (Wilken) of Pleasant Hill, CA, Kim (Richard) Jones of Lowden, triplet grandchildren Erica, Kira and Parker Jones, and Cassidy Wilken, two sisters, Sandra (Wayne) Huebner of Madison, Wisconsin, Susan Domsalla, Clinton, nephews Brent and Keith Huebner, Madison, Wisconsin, best friend Betty Huisman and many close friends all of whom supported and assisted her through many health challenges. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother, Harold.
In lieu of flowers, Sallys favorite charities will receive any donations.
Please direct online condolences to www.chapmanfh.com.
Published on August 13, 2017
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