Obit: Oldham, LaFayette I. (1908 - 2004)

Contact: Kipp Kippenhan

Wednesday, March 10, 2004, edition of the Clark County Press

LaFayette I. Oldham

LaFayette I. Oldham, age 95, of Fremont died Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Parkview Care Center in Fremont.

He was born in Clark County on July 12, 1908 to William and Emma (Boll) Oldham. A u.S. Army veteran of WW II, LaFayette worked as a carpenter and in maintenance at the Countryside Continuing Care Eenter in Fremont. He retired from Countryside in 1973.

LaFayette married Ruth "Betty" Burkett on Nov. 22, 1945 in Fremont. A member of the former Trinity United Methodist Church in Fremont, he was also a former Treasurer for the Helena Volunteer Fire Department, serving there for 13 years.

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Caroline Clink, of Perrysburg, and Julia Schwert, of Fremont; a son, Larry, of Pataskala, Ohio; brother Ray, of Neillsville; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one great- grandchild; seven step great-grandchildren and one step-great- great-grandson.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles, Joe and Bill Oldham and sisters Daisy Rodman and Genevieve Kalsow.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 25 in Fremont. Burial with Military Rites were performed by the Fremont Posts of the American Legion and VFW at Metzgar Cemetery, Helena.



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