Edward Osland

Jan 2, 2020
Osland Edward obit


A family-directed memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Cedar Valley Church, 3520 Ansborough Ave. in Waterloo, with a luncheon to follow the services.  


Inurnment will be at a later date in Bethlehem Cemetery, rural Fillmore County, MN.


May be directed to Cedar Valley Church, 3520 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo, IA 50702.


Edward Osland, age 92, of Waterloo, died Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Lakeview Landing in Waterloo.

He was born September 30, 1927 in Fillmore County, near LeRoy, Minnesota, the son of Lars C. and Petra A. (Larson) Osland.  Edward graduated from Chester (IA) High School and was united in marriage with Ramona Raabe on May 5, 1951 in Spring Valley, Minnesota.

Edward was a Journeyman electrician with Iowa Public Service Co. for 36 years, retiring in 1987.  He was a member of Cedar Valley Church.  Edward was regarded by others as a kind and gentle man.  He liked woodworking and he and Ramona enjoyed traveling, camping and spending time with their family.  Edward was an active volunteer for the Hawkeye Area Agency on Aging and advocate for elder rights with the Iowa Legislature.  He was a two-time recipient of the Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award.

Survivors include his wife, Ramona of Waterloo; a son, Gregory E. (Joyce) Osland of Indianapolis, IN; a daughter, Brenda L. (Gary) Potratz of Lincoln, NE; six grandchildren, Katharine, Elizabeth, Dianne Osland; Aaron, Adam and Andrew (Stephanie) Potratz; and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Osland of LeRoy, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Orvin, Lins and Harold Osland and three sisters, Anna Osland, Anna Fairchild and Ione Lightly.

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  1. Gina Kaufman | Jan 05, 2020

    Ramona, Greg, Brenda & families,

    We lift you all up in prayer on the loss of Ed. What a wonderful, Godly man he was. While we grieve deeply here on Earth, we take comfort in knowing Ed is whole and free of affliction in his eternal home. "Well done, good and faithful servant." 

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