Joan C. Osmundson

Jun 16, 2020
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Private family services with burial in the Waterloo Cemetery will be at a later date.



Waterloo Cemetery


Memorials may be directed to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.


Joan C. Osmundson, 87, of Washburn, died at ABCM Rehabilitation Center of Independence on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.


She was born March 15, 1933, in Spring Grove, MN, daughter of Finley O. and Anna M. Walhus Flatin and graduated from Spring Grove High School in 1951.


She married Jerold "Jerry" Q. Osmundson on July 6, 1953, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. Joan was a homemaker and also worked in food service for the Waterloo Community School District; retiring in 2003 after 23 years.


She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Washburn.


Joan enjoyed baking chocolate chip cookies, sewing and mending for her family, and doing crafts. She liked riding in old cars and going on road trips with the Early Ford V-8 Club.


She is survived by her husband, Jerry; daughter, Julie (Greg) Smith of Janesville; son, Jay (Maria) Osmundson of Mt. Auburn; daughter, Janet (Phil) Boyenga of Waterloo; son, Jeff (Carrie Bailey) Osmundson of Ankeny; son, Joel (Terry) Osmundson of Washburn; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.


Joan is preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Austin Osmundson; sisters, Frances Johnson and Thora Flatin in infancy; and 3 brothers, George, Arnold and Tilford Flatin.

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  1. JUERGEN M BRUCKNER | Jun 19, 2020
    Jerry, missed you and Joan the last few years.  Always enjoyed your company.  I didn't realize our age differences; you two seemed my age.  Now after 10 years, I'm slowly getting rid of old car stuff too.  I know it will be stuff but best wishes,  Juergen

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