Franklin T. Oliver

    Franklin T. Oliver, 89, of rural Monroe, died Thursday, September 30, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Frank was born on January 9, 1921, in Chapel, Nebraska, to Walter C. and Pearl I. (Strickler) Oliver.
    On October 21, 1949, Frank married Elizabeth T. “Betty” Oliver and she preceded him in death on February 3, 2009.
    He was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in rural Decatur and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post 43 in Decatur.
    Frank was in the United States Army during World War II in the Battle of the Bulge, where he served in Company M of the 319th Infantry in the 80th Division.
    He was self-employed as a truck driver and farmer.
    Survivors are two sons, Rex (Eileen) Oliver of Decatur and Jim (Tammy) Oliver of Monroe; four daughters, Sandy (Bill) Crone of Decatur, Connie Oliver of Bluffton, Lisa (Rod) Ross of Monroe, and Kathy (Jason) Saam of Van Wert, Ohio; two sisters, Jean Hildebrand of Decatur and Janice Hamrick of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
    Frank was preceded in death by a brother, Frederick Oliver, and a sister, Joan Workinger.
    Visitation is 1-4 and 5-8 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 2010, at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, and one hour prior to services at the church.
    Funeral services will be on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at 10:30 am. in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Pastor Jonathan Crandall will be officiating.
    Burial will be in Ray Cemetery, rural Monroe, with military graveside rites by the American Legion Post 43 color guard.
    Memorials are to Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.