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May 8, 1925 - November 21, 2022

In accordance with her wish cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice, c/o the funeral home.

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Age 97, passed away at the age of 97, at her home in Paw Paw, MI, on Monday, November 21, 2022, surrounded by loved ones. Mae was born on May 8, 1925, in Oshtemo, MI, the daughter of the late Ralph and Alice (McCarty) Branch. She was married to William (Tom) Oswalt in 1947. Mae is survived by her children, Karen (Bob) Rikkers or Grand Rapids, MI, Charles Oswalt of Vass, NC, Alice (Earl) Miller of Paw Paw, MI, James (Judy) Oswalt of Mattawan, MI, Robin Oswalt of Paw Paw, MI; eleven grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Mary (Harold) Brininger and Mary Branch; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in passing by her husband Tom in 1984, twin brother Marion and brother Franklin; sisters, Mary Jane Oswalt, Barbara Sootsman and Geraldine VanderBor; a daughter-in-law, Linda Oswalt. Mae worked at Paris Cleaners and BeMo Potato Chip Company. The family then moved to Tucson, AZ, in 1974 where she worked as a babysitter and in some private care. She and her family returned to Michigan in 1996. Mae opened her own daycare in 1998 and continued to care for children until 2013. Mae knew how to relax and have fun. She enjoyed playing Bunco, trips to the casino and visiting with family.