Fr. Larry Regynski
Amy & Jenny Van Osdel
Book of Wisdom 3:1-6, 9
1st Thessalonians 1:13-18
Organist ~ Shirley Jennewein
“On Eagle’s Wings #436”
“Shepherd Me, O God #457”
“Prayer of St. Francis #523”
“One Bread, One Body #339”
“Song of Farewell #826”
“Amazing Grace #432”
Kathleen Van Osdel, 74, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Avera Sister James Care Center after enduring a lengthy, debilitating illness. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 30, at Goglin Funeral Home of Yankton from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. followed by recitation of the Rosary and wake service at 7:00 p.m. The funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 31, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Larry Regynski officiating.
Kathleen Cadieux was born Feb. 11, 1945 in Astoria, Ore. to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. (Edna McClay) Cadieux where her father was stationed while he was recuperating from injuries sustained while serving as a Navy medical corpsman in one of the battles for Guadalcanal in the South Pacific theatre of WWII. The family lived for a time in Seaside, Ore., until Mr. Cadieux was honorably discharged from the service at which time they moved back to their home town of Jamestown, N.D.
The Cadieux family lived in Jamestown, N.D., Bowman, N.D., Moorhead, Min., and later Sioux Falls. Kathleen was a 1963 graduate of O’Gorman High School and a 1967 graduate of Mount Marty College. She enjoyed maintaining close ties with her classmates of both schools, including first Wednesday lunches with O’Gorman classmates in Sioux Falls, until ill health prevented travel. She was especially proud to have been able to participate in the planning of their 50th high school class reunion in 2013.
Kathy taught religious education classes for elementary students at Sacred Heart Church during and after her college graduation and for a time after her marriage. She also served several years as a Girl Scout leader, taking her girls on many educational outings, such as a visit to the Laura Ingalls Wilder center in DeSmet, various campouts and a trip to the Mall of America.
Her Girl Scout troop, using a set of historic flags from the Elks Lodge, served as the color guard at the banquet in Mount Marty College Roncalli Center when Gov. George S. Mickelson resided in Yankton on one of his “Capitol for the Day” excursions.
Kathy and Jim and her Girl Scout troop and parents helped clean up Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the second River Boat Days event. Their suggestions led to use of wire recycle containers for aluminum cans used since.
Kathy also served at least 11 years on the River Boat Days parade committee.
Kathy was employed as a social worker for the S.D. Department of Social Services from just several days after college graduation until 1974, retiring at that time to devote her time to her children. During her career with the S.D. Department of Social Services, she was called upon many times to arrange for emergency foster care for children in need and helped facilitate many adoptions.
She was later employed as a social worker at the Human Services Center on the Pierce geriatric unit and in the Kanner building until 1996.
She was married to James L. Van Osdel Sept. 18, 1971 and the couple had two children, Jay Lyle, Gulfport, Miss.; and Amy Leigh, Yankton S.D. She also had five grandchildren.
Mrs. Van Osdel is survived by her husband, James L. Van Osdel; her children, Jay and Amy, and five grandchildren, including Jordan Bak of Mission Hill; Jennifer Ann Van Osdel of Yankton, grandson, Tieryn Van Osdel, Gulfport; a sister, Cele (James H.) Baker of Sioux Falls, brother, Tim, Sioux Falls; and a brother, Ken, Montana.
In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the Jenny Van Osdel Education Fund.
This obituary was written in loving memory by the family of Kathleen Van Osdel.
6/5/2019 Jean Novotny Phoenix, AZ
Dear Jimmy and family, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Kathleen was very special, and my thoughts are with you as you celebrate a life well lived. Jean Novotny
5/31/2019 Katie Boom San Diego, California
Jim & family,
My heartfelt condolences to you in the loss of Kathy. She was a sweetheart & a gentle soul.
Happy thoughts of her. Peace to her & all.
Love & prayers,
5/31/2019 DiAnn M Honomichl Yankton, SD
So sorry to hear of your loss. I spent many hours with Kathy working on the Riverboat Parade committee. Will miss seeing her occasionally at the Bluffs.
5/31/2019 John P. Blackburn Yankton, S. D.
Jim and family: My best to all of you. Kathleen was a fine person. I can remember when you two met. Best to you all.
5/31/2019 Lue Ann Miller Tabor, SD
I am very sorry to hear about your wife. May God give you strength to go through this terrible lose of your wife. Don't know if you remember me Jim but I used to work in casual dining at Hy-Vee.
5/30/2019 James Johnson Nokesville, VA
Jimmy and family - so sorry to hear of your loss. You all have my deepest sympathy.
5/30/2019 Laverta Mauch ,
You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Kathy. I enjoyed working with her at HSC. May she Rest In Peace and may God bless you with the strength to deal with the grief.
5/30/2019 Glenda and Lanning Yankton, S D
Kathy will be missed. she was loved. and your care and love for her....it was beyon, beyond...pat your heart...she will always be there...love, larry and glenda
5/30/2019 Lowe Family ,
We extend our sincere condolences to all of Kathy's family. In this sad time may God be your refuge and strength a help that is readily found in your time of sorrow. - Psalm 46:1 And may God's promise of a time when sickness and death will be no more bring you a measure of comfort now and in the days ahead. - Revelation 21:3,4
5/29/2019 Rev. Michael D. Schmitz Yankton, SD
I wish to extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of Kathy. She was a wonderful lady. My prayers and support are with all of you.