Janis E. Oswald, 71, of Beatrice passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. She was born June 11, 1947 in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Kendrick and Esther (Mann) Brake. Janis grew up in Cheyenne and the family then moved to Omaha when she was 14 years old. Janis married Darrell W. Oswald on March 30, 1964 in Pipestone, Minnesota. Janis was an Interior Designer for Courtwright Carpet and then went to work for Stan’s Electronics/Ashley Home Store for 21 years before retiring in 2008.
She enjoyed family poker games, shopping, crafting, Scrabble with her BFF’s, spending time with her sorority sisters (Torchbearer Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi) and most important, spending time with her grandkids. The family remembers her as having a very kind heart who always thought of others first.
Survivors include her loving husband of 54 years, Darrell Oswald of Beatrice; three sons, Daryl (Kimberly) Oswald of Laguna Beach, Calif., Bradley Oswald of Lincoln, Bryan (Ronda) Oswald of Lincoln; one daughter, Angela (Stephen) Bradford of Lincoln; eight grandchildren, Mariah, Deidrik, Mason, Connor, Gabriella, Dalton, Shaqkobi and Regan; one brother, David (Kathie) Brake; one sister-in-law, Sharon Nagel; two brothers-in-law, Guy (Deb) Croucher and Bradley (Kathy) Croucher, and extended family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Kendrick and Esther Brake; father-in-law, Raymond Oswald; mother-in-law, Lorraine Croucher; one sister, Charlene Matthews and one brother-in-law, Gerald Oswald.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice with Chaplain Sharon Schuster officiating. Janis’s wishes were to be cremated, there will be no visitation. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the family for future designation. www.foxfuneralhome.net Arrangements entrusted to Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice.