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Obituary for Floyd Eugene Oswald

Floyd Eugene Oswald, 89, life-long farmer of Muscotah, KS passed away Thursday, June 29, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family.

Floyd was born February 24, 1934, in Horton, KS the son of Oliver Henry and Alice (Wenger) Oswald. He attended ACCHS in Effingham and graduated in 1952. Floyd married Alleta Frommer on August 26, 1956, at the Coal Creek United Methodist Church. Together they celebrated 66 years of marriage.

Floyd lived a full life and made many friends along the way. He served as a sergeant in the Kansas Army National Guard’s 130th Division at Horton, Kansas from 1954 -1963. Floyd worked at LFM Foundry – now Bradken - for seven years while farming full time. He was an avid livestock and grain farmer and steward of the land. Countless hours were spent on his bulldozer putting in waterways, terraces, and ponds throughout the county as a soil conservation contractor. Floyd had a passion for Farmall tractors. He spent many hours in his garden, sharing much of his produce with senior citizens at Effingham, friends, and neighbors. Several years he enjoyed surprising the children of the neighborhood dressed as Santa Claus. For 28 years he served on the Kapioma Township Board as treasurer. He served nine years on the board of directors for Jackson Farmer’s Inc. Floyd always wanted to be a county commissioner and his wish came true when he was elected as Atchison County Commissioner in 2000. He served two consecutive 4-year terms.

Floyd liked to help others and would often volunteer whenever he could. He served on various church boards and attended the Larkinburg Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Alleta, of the home; his three children, Donna Oswald of Atchison, Gregg (Terri) Oswald of Muscotah, and Ronda (Ray) DeLay of Holton; six grandchildren; Rachel (Kyle) Haught, Jackson DeLay (fiancé Jessie Chastain), Paige DeLay, Michael Oswald, Ashlea (Jonathan) Fedler, and James Oswald; and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Gary Bottorff. He was preceded in death by his parents, his older brother and sister-in-law Roger and Vivian Oswald, and his younger sister Jessie Bottorff.

Family visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, 2023, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison, Kansas. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2023, at the Becker Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Armstrong and Rev. Johnny Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Powhattan Cemetery, Powhattan, Kansas where his parents and maternal grandparents are buried. Memorials in honor of Mr. Oswald are suggested to the Larkinburg Christian Church, Powhattan Cemetery, or the Muscotah Cancer Support Group and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Words of comfort for the family may be left at

The family would like to thank NEK Multi-County Home Health and Hospice for their compassion and care.