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OXENDALE, John E. (1932-2015)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/29/2021 at 23:52:12

John Edwin Oxendale
(November 18, 1932 - August 23, 2015)

ARTHUR – Services for John E. Oxendale, 82, of Arthur were Aug. 27, 2015, at Faith Lutheran Church in Odebolt with Rev. Trish Underberg oficiating. Military rites were by Roose Post No. 313 of American Legion in Odebolt. Private family burial will be at a later date. Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove was in charge of arrangements. With us, he leaves his wisdom, love, and incredible sense of humor. “Please cut the pie in six pieces, because I don't think I can eat eight”- John
John Edwin Oxendale was born on November 18, 1932 at Midway to Joseph and Margaret (Fries) Oxendale. John grew up on the family farm outside of Arthur where he attended Arthur school. After graduation in 1951, he continued to farm and work with his father and brother in Oxendale Trucking. John was inducted into the U.S. Army in April of 1954, where he proudly served as a Private First Class during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged from the Army in April of 1956. Returning home to the family farm, he picked up where he left off trucking and farming. John was united into marriage to Ila Frank on September 16, 1960 in Omaha, Nebraska. The couple made their family home on a farm near Arthur, Iowa. John and Ila were blessed with four children: Terry, Lori, Linda, and David. Throughout his life, John continued to enjoy farming and trucking. He retired from trucking in 2014 but he never officially retired from farming as it always remained in his heart. After a courageous battle with cancer, John passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside Aug 23, 2015 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph “Jim” and Margaret “Peg” Oxendale; brother, Roland Oxendale. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of nearly 55 years Ila Oxendale of Arthur, Iowa; children, Terry (Ruth) Oxendale of Arthur, Iowa, Lori (Jim) Bouza of Wagner, South Dakota, Linda (Marc) Barry of Glasgow, Scotland, David (Melissa) Oxendale of Arthur, Iowa; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Hemer of Arthur, Iowa; brother, James “Jim” (Pat) Oxendale of Ida Grove, Iowa.
Sources: Ida County Courier, Ida Grove, Iowa, Wed., Sep 2, 2015 and Christensen-VanHouten Funeral Services, Ida Grove, Iowa at http://www.christensenvanhouten.com/


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