Daniel (Dan) Wayne Oswald Sr. – Boonville Daily News

Wrapped in the arms of his wife and surrounded by their children, Dan Oswald, 63, of Columbia, MO went to see his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 15, 2022. Visitations will be Wednesday, April 20 at Notre Dame Catholic Church. -Lady of Lourdes, 903 Bernadette Drive Columbia, MO from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a Christian burial mass at 11:30 a.m. Cremation will follow the services.

Dan was born August 2, 1958 in Boonville, MO to Robert Emmett and Ida Yvonne Pepper Oswald. He graduated in 1976 from Boonville High School where he excelled on the football field. On August 12, 1978, he married his best friend and the love of his life, Lisa Salzman, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pilot Grove, MO. The love he shared with his wife was a love that all who knew them could clearly see.

Dan spent his entire career in sales and was good at his craft. He began his sales career working for The Kirby Company where he repeatedly won sales’ highest honour, the President’s Pin. In 1992 he brought his sales experience to Loveall RVs, later owned by Camping World, where he continued his sales success. In his first full year with Camping World, Dan was named the top salesperson in the country. Dan’s genuine kindness and honesty in his work has earned him the respect, trust and friendship of his clients. Dan was a native Catholic and a man of great faith. He was greatly comforted to know that as he left his earthly home, he would be with his Lord and Saviour. Dan was an avid Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals fan, had a passion for gardening and tending his lawn atop his John Deere tractors, and relished time spent with his family. His family was his life and he was immensely proud of the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. The joy on his face when he was with his grandchildren reflected his love for them and they also loved and adored their Pop and the humorous nicknames he gave each of them.

Dan loved his family with great passion.

He is survived by his beloved wife, of 43 years, Lisa Oswald; children, Daniel Oswald, Jr. of Columbia, Stephanie (Michael) Parsons of Hallsville, Samantha (Aaron) Woolridge of Columbia and Mallorie (Justin) Dirks of Holts Summit; Nine grandchildren, Josiah, Adra, Rylan and Dax Parsons, Gwyneth and Zoey Woolridge, and Liam, Wyatt and Hunter Dirks; siblings, Bobby Oswald, Randy (Pam) Oswald, Mary (Dean) Skelton and Melissa (Mark) Nagel, all of Boonville, and Greg (Lori) Oswald of Ooltewah, TN; and 14 nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Dianna Gayle Oswald; a nephew, Jason Robert Oswald; and his parents.

Online condolences can be shared at memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com

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