Wallace A. Osmon (1920 - 2010)

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Wallace A. Osmon, 89, passed away May 17, 2010, in Bozeman. He was born June 3, 1920, in Hillsboro, N.D., the son of Albert and Hannah (Hanson) Osmon. His father was a long-time sheriff of Traill County.

Wallace graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1939. He attended Jamestown College from 1939 to 1943. He was active in student affairs and athletics. He graduated from Mayville State University in March 1945, then received a master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He received his degree in guidance counseling from the University of North Dakota in 1963.

Wallace taught and worked as a guidance counselor until he retired after 40 years as an educator. He belonged to various civic and educational organizations in North Dakota.

Wallace married Helen Norgaard in Lakota, N.D., on Dec. 22, 1944. They had two daughters.

Wallace and Helen have resided in Bozeman since 1999. They attended Hope Lutheran Church, and were active with the Montana State University track and field.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, of 65 years; daughters, Susan McConnell of Bozeman; B.J. (Chris) Manos of Helena; one brother, Lyle Osmon of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Monica Veirs of Durham, N.C., and Kelly Manos of Helena.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 28, at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel in Bozeman.

Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service; www.dokkennelson.com.
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from May 20 to May 23, 2010
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