Vicky Osmundson

Friday, January 19, 2024 6:49 am

Vicky Osmundson, age 73, of Calmar, passed away after a long, arduous battle with dementia/Alzheimer’s, on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, at Annandale Care Center in Annandale, Minn., with her family by her side.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 29746 Iris Rd, Ossian, IA 52161 with Rev. Zach Smith presiding. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Helms Funeral Home – French Chapel, 202 South Washington St., in Calmar and also after 10:00 a.m. at the church on Saturday morning. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Vicky Lee Osmundson was born on March 11, 1950, to Nanfred and Beverly Meyer of Castalia, Iowa. Throughout her life, Vicky enjoyed an eclectic array of music, which remained a big part of her daily life.  She went to South Winneshiek High School and graduated in 1968.  Vicky married Dennis Osmundson on October 30, 1971, and celebrated 52 years of marriage.  She aptly told everyone, they “had” to get married between football and wrestling season. She loved supporting both the fine arts and athletics at her alma mater.   Vicky’s true joy was demonstrated when she lavished her family with all of the unconditional love she could muster.  She lived her life with a compassionate heart, a vibrant personality, a hilarious sense of humor, a generous spirit; bountiful grace and elegance that she wore with delight, and a selflessness that was unmatched.  Vicky’s love for the Lord, her family, her friends, and humanity is her lasting legacy.  To her grandchildren, she is remembered for rootbeer floats for breakfast, multi-layered nail polish on her granddaughters fingernails, her big ‘smooches’ also known as her “big loving,” her name for her grandsons, “hunka hunka burning love,” and her plea with all of them to keep all of the sugar spoiling between the grandkids and Nana.

Vicky is survived by her husband and amazing caregiver, Dennis Osmundson of Calmar; her children Darin (Michelle) and their children,  Reniya and Sofia of Minnesota,  Joy (Luke) Turner and their children, Isaiah, Josiah, Elijah, and Zechariah of Minnesota, and Nathan (Joni) Osmundson and their children,  Zoey, Gabriella, and Camryn of Iowa; her mother, Beverly  Hartson, her uncle, Kelly (A.J.) Meyer; aunt, Nancy Meyer, her brothers Kim (Sandy) Meyer, Kevin (Kristi) Meyer, Kalen Meyer, Jake Meyer, Kasey Meyer, and her sister Val Elsbernd and her many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her dad, Nanfred Meyer; her stepdad, Vernon Hartson; her uncle Kenneth (Flash) Meyer and her grandmother Marie Meyer

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