Richard Oshel

Funeral services for Richard H. Oshel, 88, Lawrence, KS will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 8, 2010 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.  He died on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born on June 2, 1922 in DeSoto, KS, the son of Arthur Herman and Ethel (Cleek) Oshel.

Mr. Oshel served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was in the Europe Theatre.

He has lived in Lawrence since 1959 after moving from DeSoto.  He was a custodian for USD 497, Opal J. Kennedy Grade School for over 20 years.  He formerly worked as a carpenter and drove milk trucks.

He was a member the Lawrence Baptist Temple and V.F.W. Post #6654.

He married Grace A. Miskimen on October 23, 1947 in Olathe, Kansas.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters; Linda Miller, Shawnee, KS, and Susan Reusch, Lawrence, KS; one son, Ricky Oshel, Lawrence, KS; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Lynn Oshel in 1997.

The family will greet friends from 7-8:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials in his name to the Shriners Burn Center for Children or Disabled American Veterans and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

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  1. Joan (Craig) Eidson on November 5, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Oshel was such a kind man. I remember when he was the custodian at Opal Jane Kennedy Elementary. He was so patient with us kids, and always had a smile and a nice word. I enjoyed being able to see him around town while I was stil living there. Even if he didn’t remember each person, he treated us as if he did. He will always have a spot in my heart. My thoughts are with your family.

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