Rev. Robert M. Oswald, 86
June 8, 1931 ó Dec. 14, 2017

Rev. Robert M. Oswald, 86 Robert Magnus Oswald of Cedarburg, Wis., received his long-awaited crown of eternal life on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, after 86 years of Godís amazing grace and blessings here on earth.

Robert was born to Kurt F. and Myra C. (Otto) Oswald June 8, 1931, in Weyauwega, Wis. He became a child of God when he was baptized at St. Peter Lutheran Church, where he would also receive his first call to serve in fulltime ministry. He made confirmation of his faith in Jesus as his Savior and became a member of St. Markís Lutheran Church in Watertown, Wis.

He was a graduate of Northwestern Preparatory School and Northwestern College in Watertown. He continued his ministerial education at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, and served his vicar year at St. Johnís Lutheran Church and School, (Newtonburg) Manitowoc, where he also met the love of his life, Janet Huebner.

Robertís years of ministry included teaching grades five and six at St. Peterís Lutheran Church and School in Weyauwega, and then at Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Milwaukee, Wis., where he taught Religion, Latin and German. He served as the pastor of the dual parishes of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Crandon, Wis., and Christ Lutheran, Hiles, WI, and later at St. Johnís Lutheran Church and School, (Town Grover) Peshtigo, WI. From there to retirement, he served as the assistant to the librarian at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wis.. Throughout his life, he served on various committees and boards relating to churches and Christian education. As he began semi-retirement, both he and Janet also began volunteering in their daughterís classroom at Our Savior Lutheran School in Grafton and continued for over 15 years. Even as a resident of Lasata Care Centerís Memory Care Unit, he would openly share his faith in Jesus and was often referred to as Pastor Bob.

He deeply loved his Savior and family and left a legacy of faith for all. He thoroughly enjoyed singing hymns and choral selections in parts, listening to classical music, gardening, reading and journaling. Robert is survived by his wife, Janet; a daughter, Annette Diener; grandchildren Jacob (Renae) Diener and Anna Diener; sister, Marian Biedenbender; sister-in-law, Rachel Huebner; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harold; sister-in-law, Barbara Oswald; brothers-in-law, Ralph Huebner and Gerhard Biedenbender; and son-in-law, Richard Diener.

His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at Christ Alone Lutheran Church Ė Calvary Campus, Thiensville, on Friday, Dec. 22. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Christ Alone, beginning at noon on Friday. Pastor Kurt Ebert will officiate. Burial will take place at Immanuel Cemetery, Cedarburg. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be directed to Christ Alone Lutheran Church, Thiensville; Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon; or Our Savior Lutheran School, Grafton.

Robertís family extends special thanks to the pastoral staff of Christ Alone, Ken Krueger and other dear family and friends who took time to visit Robert, and to the caring staff of Lasata Care Centerís Memory Unit for all their prayers, patience, kindness and support shown to him and to their family.

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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. Revelation 2:10

Ohne das Kreuz, gibt es keine Krone! Without the cross there is no crown!