Sadie Viola Mousel was born November 9, 1906, at
Watertown, South Dakota, and passed away November 20,
1958, at her home southeast of Kit Carson. Her family
moved to Cheyenne County, Colorado in 1907, where Mr.
Mousel homesteaded a farm south of First View. Sadie
attended the Cheyenne County High School and graduated in
1925. She attended teacher's college in Greeley,
Colorado, where she reicieved a Life Certificate. She
taught school for many years at First View and Kit
Carson. She was united in marriage to Joseph Anthony
Oswald, July 25, 1944. To this union two daughters were
born. Sadie was a devoted wife and mother, a
conscientious teacher, efficient in everything she
undertook. When she started at task, she was never
satisfied to give less than her best, and was beloved by
all who knew her. She was a memberof the St. Augustine
Catholic Church at Kit Carson, the Busy Bee Club,
Cheyenne County Cowbelles and Colorado Cowbelles. She
belonged to the Eads P.T.A. and was active in the Eads
Thunderbird 4-H Club.
She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Emily
Ann, age 13 and Carolyn Josephine, age 11; her mother,
Mrs. Annie Mousel of Cheyenne Wells; one siser, Mrs. Mary
Flanders of Seattle, Washington; three brothers, Henry
Mousel of Chicago, Orville Mousel of Seattle, Washington,
and Joseph Mousel of First View, Colorado; nine nieces,
six nephews and a host of other relatives and
Relatives here for Oswald Services:
Among friends and relatives attending the services for
Mrs. J. A. Oswald, from a distance were Mrs. Mary
Flanders and Orville Mousel, Seattle, Washington; Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Mousel and Neal Mousel, Chicago, Miss Patty
Flanders, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Locke, Mrs. Lucy Mahlberg
and Mrs. Theresa Wheeling, all of Denver; Mr. and Mrs. H.
N. Oswald of St. Louis, Missouri; Mrs. Barbara Benelli of
Pittsburg, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Myer, Galena,
Kansas; Mrs. FrankBurdick, Seneca, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs.
Karl Wagner, Holly; Mrs. Coletta Sanches, Nucla,
Colorado; Joseph Oswald of Gunninson, David Oswald of
Lamar; and many others from Eads and Cheyenne Wells.
from the Kiowa County Press, Eads, Kiowa Co., CO, Nov
Death came suddenly to Mrs. Joe Oswald at her
ranch home northeast of Eads last Thursday morning about
9:30 o'clock as she was preparing to do the family
laundry. She was found lying on the floor by the washing
machine by Sam Koehn, who is employed there, and he
immediately summoned Mr. Oswald, who was nearby. Before
the doctor arrived from Cheyenne Wells, artificial
respiration was tried but failed to revive her. According
to the doctor, death was attribute to coronary
thrombosis. Rosary was said in Cheyenne Wells and Kit
Carson on Sunday evening.
Funeral services were at 9:00 a.m. Monday in St.
Augustine's Church at Kit Carson. Father John Canjar was
in charge of the Requiem High Mass and graveside
Interment was in the Kit Carson cemetery with Don
Collins, Carl Peterson, Edwin Jackson, John Huldy, George
Hogan and John Goodier serving as pallbearers.
ANTHONY (also see Family
Cowboy Joe (as he was known by many) loved the land
and the cattle business. He worked tirelessly to promote
the growth of the industry. He was undaunted by his
failures and proud of his successes. He had a deep faith
in God that sustained him all his life.
Joseph Anthony Oswald died May 10, 1998 at Life Care
Center in Westminster, Colorado at the age of 98.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his wives
Sadie and Sophia, six brothers, William, Casper, Frank,
Nick, Martin and Ted, and four sisters, Sophia, Barbara,
Lena and Lillian.
He is survived by his daughters Emily (Mike) Coffey of
Arvada, Colorado and Carolyn Rhode; grandsons J.C.
(Little Joe) Coffey, Michael and Marcus Rohde;
granddaughter Sadie Rohde of Columbus, Nebraska;
step-sons Edward Oswald of Kit Carson and Robert Oswald
of Urich, Missouri; step-daughter Mary Jo Smith of Boiser
City, Louisiana; step-grandsons Steven, Troy and Galen;
step- granddaughters Karen, Anglea, Cecilia, Beth and
Jeanette; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
and a host of friends.
Memorials may be made to St. Augustine Catholic Church
or Cheyenne County Cattlemen's Association."
The following is the euglogy written by Joe
Oswald's daughter and delivered by his nephew at his
"The Last Roundup for Rancher, Joseph Oswald,
98 years old"
Joseph Anthony Oswald was the seventh of twelve children
born to Emily Electra (Fowlston) and Casper Joseph Oswald
on October 17, 1899 in Ashbury, Missouri. His father
traded their farm in Missouri for a cattle ranch in the
wilds of eastern Colorado in May 1907. The family arrived
by train on a cold windy day in May of that year. They
homesteaded ten mile south and five miles east of Kit
Carson. Joe had very little experience in the world
around him. He was an avid reader and was interested in
growing and learning.
When Casper died, Joe and two of this brothers, Frank and
Martin bought the ranch. Eventually, Joe purchased all of
the ranch when his brothers left to pursue other business
ventures. Joe lived and worked on the ranch until he was
forced into retirement and he moved to the Parrish Home
in Kit Carson.
On July 25, 1944, Joe married Sadie Viola Mousel. They
had two daughters, Emily Ann and Carolyn Josephine. Sadie
died November 20, 1958 and Joe was left to raise his
Joe married Sophia Elizabeth Kantner Oswald on April 30,
1966. Sophia preceded Joe in death on October 27,
Joe was a lifetime member of Saint Augustine Catholic
Church in Kit Carson. Catholicism was a major part of his
life and in 1989, Joe was presented with the Diocese of
Colorado Springs "Legacy of Love" award. This prestigious
award is given to a resident of the diocese who exhibits
in their life stewardship high ideals and has given their
time and talent to serve the church.
He was a long time Farm Bureau member serving on the
board and in other ways to help organization. He was an
active member of the American National Cattlemen's
Association (National Cattlemen's Beef Association), the
Bent/Prowers Cattlemen's Association, the Cheyenne County
Cattlemen's Association. He was one of the founding
members of the Cheyenne County Association and served
many years as president. He was a charter member of the
newly formed National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
Joe was awarded honorary life membership in the
Bent-Prowers Cattlemen's Association. In 1996, he was
presented with two awards by the Colorado Cattlemen's
Association and the Cheyenne County Cattlemen's in
recognition of his many years of dedicated service to the
Joe was a Republican, being active in the Kiowa County
party. He was committeeman in the late 60's and early
70's for many years. Joe was recognized by the Colorado
Soil Conservation District for his continuous efforts to
preserve the fragile environment that he loved. He
realized the importance of protecting the ecosystem for
present and future generations.
For years Joe was the weatherman for KLMR, calling with
snow and rain amounts each day.