Hamilton County


Pvt. Oswald Lewis Digranes




Oswald Lewis ‘Osie’ Digranes was born Mar. 1, 1910 to Swen Larson and Olava Marie Olsen Digranes. He died Nov. 1964 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Jewell, IA.

Pvt. Digranes served with the U.S. Army in World War II with the 1252nd Eng. Combat Battalion in the European theater.


Digranes Rites Held in Des Moines; Burial at Jewell

Funeral services for O. L. (Osie) Digranes, 54, former Jewell resident and son of Mrs. S. L. Digranes of Webster City were held at noon Monday at Hamilton’s funeral home in Des Moines with burial being made in the Jewell cemetery.

Mr. Digranes died suddenly at Kansas City, Mo.

Born in Fort Dodge, he had resided most of his life in Jewell, being graduated from high school there and then attending Iowa State University. He was employed as a chemical engineer for the Quaker Oats Co. but more recently had been employed by the U.S. post office department.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothea; two daughters, Kristine and Sonya and one son, Joseph all at home; his mother; two sisters, Mrs. Paul Goodyear of Boulder, Colo., and Mrs. Willis Knight, Webster City, and one brother, Dr. Joseph Digranes of Managua, Nicaragua.

Mr. Digranes was a member of the United Lutheran church. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge; the American Legion, and VFW.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the European theater.

~Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Nov. 17, 1964

Source: ancestry.com