Wanda O’Brien, 74, Alden

Wanda L. O’Brien, 74, of Alden, Iowa, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Heritage Care Center, Iowa Falls, Iowa. Funeral Services for Wanda O’Brien will be 10:30 am Monday, June 24, 2013 at Immanuel Memorial United Church of Christ, 212 West St., Alden, Iowa. A time of visitation will be 4:00 – 7:00 pm Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the Linn’s Funeral Home Chapel, 1521 Washington Ave., Iowa Falls, Iowa. Linn’s Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. 641-648-2569.

Wanda was born July 24, 1938 to Alva and Ethel (Cottrell) Ossman in Independence, Iowa. She attended grade school in Rowley, IA and high school in Independence. On October 13, 1956 she married Wayne Csukker, they later divorced. On May 11, 1968 she married John O’Brien Sr. in Independence, IA. John and Wanda owned and operated Alden Locker from 1974 to 1984. Wanda also managed Monroe Office Supply, retiring in 2001.

Survived by her husband: John Sr of Alden, four children: Robert (Kay) Csukker of Oak Grove, MO, Pamela (Jeff) Davidson of Lawrence, KS, John Jr (Kristie) O’Brien of Littleton, CO and Christine (William) Ortiz of Nathrop, CO, one brother: Duane (Diane) Ossman of Rowley, IA and one sister: Linda (Gene) Walicki of Chippewa Falls, WI, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents: Alva and Ethel Ossman, one sister: Darlene Althaus and her brother in law: Ron Palmer.