Date of Death: April 17, 2023

Service Details

In accordance with family wishes, cremation will be conducted, and a celebration of his life will be held Sunday, April 30, 2023 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at his home, 11360 M-60, Three Rivers.

Obituary Notice

Thomas Ray Oswalt II, 49, of Three Rivers, passed away Monday, April 17, 2023.

He was born February 25, 1974 in South Bend, Ind., the son of Thomas and June (Gleason) Oswalt, and graduated from Three Rivers High School with the Class of 1993.

Ray worked as a machinist at Armstrong and at Dock Foundry.

On August 20, 2016, he married Kathie Jo Papke.

Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing, paintball, tinkering with cars, woodworking, and sharing special times with family and friends around a bonfire. A man with a warm heart, he loved helping people in need.

Remaining to cherish his memory are his parents, Tommy and June Oswalt; wife, Kathie Jo Oswalt; son, Brier Oswalt LaPlante; step-daughter, Haley (Brett) Hagedorn; step-sons, Jack Clark and George Clark; grandchildren, Destini, Arianna, Emmett Hagedorn and Alexa Clark; sister, Jennifer (Lyle) Councell; nephews, Joshua and Justin Councell.

Ray was preceded in death by his son, Tommy Oswalt; and grandparents, Dick & Barb Bauer and Vern & Betty Oswalt-McClain.

Additional Information

Donations in Ray’s memory may be directed to Three Rivers Health Hospice. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home.

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  1. Kathie, Tom, June, Jennifer & Lyle,
    My heart breaks for you all. When I think of Ray I see his smile, his clever, humorous personality shining in his eyes. He will be missed.
    Love & Hugs, Valerie McClain & Fern McClain

    • Ray was one of my many “sons”, the result of being friends with my sons. He was a character and fun to be around. Always with a smile. I have so many fond memories of our time with him and as I think of them, they leak from my eyes.
      Rest in peace “son”.
      Love, hugs and prayers to Kathie, the kids, Ray’s parents and the family and to all of his friends he leaves behind.

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