Edward “Eddie” Robert Oliger, age 98, formerly of Osgood passed away on Wednesday, September 26 in O’Fallon, MO. Eddie was born in Osgood on March 25, 1920 the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Schultz) Oliger. He grew up in Osgood and was an Osgood Cowboy graduate.
After finishing high school, he proudly served his country. Eddie entered the Army on December 5, 1942 and would give 3 years of dedicated service. He served during World War II and had the rank of Technical Sergeant at the end of his service.
Upon his completion of service, he returned to his roots in Osgood and married Viola Mae on May 25, 1946. They were blessed with 2 children, daughter Barbara and son John. Eddie worked for years at Southeastern Indiana REMC, where he worked in accounting and served as office manager. Eddie was a member of both the American Legion and 40 & 8.
Eddie was the true definition of an “Osgoodian”, he loved his town and could tell you just about anything that was going on. He could be found simply driving around and seeing the town and enjoyed keeping his home place in excellent shape. After the passing of his wife Viola in 2004, he remained in his home until 2012, and then moved to St. Louis to be with family.
He is survived by daughter Barbara (Ron) Purdum, son John (Joyce), grandson Tim (Denice) Purdum, grandson Dan (Amanda) Purdum, granddaughters Jelena (John) Tompkins and Janelle (Ken) Colf, and great grandchildren Tyler, Abby, and Maelle.
Fellow comrades, friends and family are invited to the visitation on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 4-6 pm., to be held at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. A Rosary service will be held at 3:45 on Sunday, also at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 10 am at St John Catholic Church in Osgood, the body will lie in state from 9:30 am until the time of services. Memorials maybe made out to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation in lieu of flowers, in the care of the funeral home.
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