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Lewis Oswald

July 17, 1924 - March 30, 2018
Kalamazoo, MI



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American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123
(800) 227-2345
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Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
6520 N. Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2132
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1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Lewis Oswald, age 93, formerly of Kalamazoo died on Friday, March 30, 2018. He was born on July 17, 1924 in South Bend, Indiana, the son of Jacob and Helen (Wargo) Oswald. He faithfully served his country during WWII and worked for many years at Beacon Tool in Vicksburg. He married Mary Smith Honeysett on April 14, 1983 and she preceded him in death in 2010. Members of his family his children: Bryan (Karen) Oswald, Paul Oswald and Michael (Carmen) Oswald; his 6 step-children: Michael (Shirley) Honeysett, Paul (Mary) Honeysett, Kevin (Eileen) Honeysett, Karen (Dan) Hulet, Mark (Linda) Honeysett, and Lisa Hotchkiss; 5 grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides his wife Mary, he was preceded in death by his 2 sons: Douglas and Carl Oswald. Private entombment will take place at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park. Please visit Lew’s personal memory page at www.BetzlerFuneralHome.com where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign his online guestbook. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or MS Foundation. Arrangements by Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo (375-2900).