Obit: Oyama, Ernest Y. (1932 - 2003)



----Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Wis.) 03/05/2003

Oyama, Ernest Y. (2 FEB 1932 - 26 FEB 2003)

Ernest Y. Oyama, Owen, formerly of Stanley, died on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 3, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Stanley. The Rev. William Stewart officiated. Burial was in East Side Cemetery, Stanley. Members of the Stanley VFW Post served as pallbearers and conducted military graveside rites.

Ernest T. Oyama was born on Feb. 2, 1932, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Ernest and Ellen Oyama. He was raised and educated in Hawaii. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, he attended UW-Stout, where he played football for four years. He received his bachelor’s degree in industrial education in 1958. He married Shirley Kosar-Amdahl on Sept. 23, 1967, in Stanley. He taught industrial arts at Stanley-Boyd High School for 33 years, retiring due to ill health in 1991. He served on the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Council and the Victory Memorial Hospital board of directors. He was treasurer for East Side Cemetery for many years. His interests included singing Hawaiian songs and playing the ukulele.



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