Floral 24

Margaret Elinor (Oswald) Blunck

July 14, 1981 ~ November 9, 2019 (age 38)


Margaret “Meg” Elinor (Oswald) Blunck, age 38, of Carlisle (formerly of Norwalk) died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at her home.

Margaret Elinor, the daughter of Garry and Sherry (Bouley) Fleming was born July 14, 1981 in Fairfax, South Carolina.  She moved to Iowa with her mom and older brother in 1983.  Soon after, Margaret wrapped Garry around her little finger and in 1987 they officially became a family; making their home in Martensdale and then later rural Norwalk.    She attended Martensdale through fifth grade and then Norwalk where she graduated; during this time Meg's work as a Candy Striper at Iowa Methodist Hospital planted the seed for her future career path.

Meg has been working with the Carlisle Community Schools for the past few years, most recently as a para-professional in the elementary schools.   Additionally, she worked for Midwest Ambulance Service, where she thoroughly enjoyed her work as an EMT, especially her time at Prairie Meadows with the jockeys and staff.  She was a member of the Carlisle Fire Department.   

Meg was blessed with three children, Joseph Oswald, Geena Blunck, and Jakob Blunck.  Joseph is currently attending university in Montreal, Canada; and Geena and Jakob have been living with their mother in Carlisle both attending school.   Meg loved, LOVED her children!  She was fully and totally involved with her children’s activities which included, dance, baseball, softball, basketball, football, band, and other countless activities.  Her focus and passion were her children, experiencing life and adventures with them. 

She is survived by her three children, Joseph Oswald, Geena Blunck and Jakob Blunck; her parents, Sherry and Garry Fleming of Norwalk; her brother Maxwell Cote (Heather) Oswald and their two sons, Garry and Cote of Colo, Iowa; and a host of extended family and friends that stretch from coast to coast….. SHE LOVED THEM ALL!

Meg had the beauty of a Rose and the strength of a Sunflower…

She was a joy to watch blossom.

A Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, November 16th with a Celebration of Life Service to be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 17th at O’Leary Funeral Services in Norwalk.  Burial will take place in the Linn Grove Cemetery, rural Norwalk.   

To contribute to Meg's memorial fund, please make contributions to "Margaret (Meg) Blunck Memorial" at City State Bank, 108 Main Street, Norwalk IA 50211.

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November 16, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, IA 50205

Celebration of Life
November 17, 2019

1:30 PM
O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, IA 50205

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