Oliver Dahm(1923 - 2014)

Oliver Dahm

Oliver L. Dahm, 90, of Belleville, Ill., born Dec. 31, 1923, in Belleville, Ill., died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Ill.

Mr. Dahm was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement on Dec. 31, 1983, and was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers Union, Branch 155. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill., belonged to the Holy Name Society at the church, and served as a member and chairman for St. Mary's Church Parish Council, and on their Finance Committee. Oliver was a 40-year charter member of the Althoff Fathers and Friends Club Bingo, a member of the Belleville Exchange Club, and a member of Catholic War Veterans Belleville Post 370. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and earned a Purple Heart award during the Korean War in February of 1951.

Oliver was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Florence E., nee Haas, Dahm, whom he married on Oct. 16, 1954, and who died on Dec. 29, 2005; his parents, William G. and Erma, nee Voellinger, Dahm; four brothers, Cletus Dahm, Cyril (Alberta) Dahm, Marcellus (Dorothy) Dahm, and Edward (Dolores) Dahm; a sister, Lucille (Clarence) Dohrman; three sisters-in-law, Irene (Floyd) Mueller, Viola (Albert) Eros, and Marlene Haas; a brother-in-law, Paul Haas; and an uncle and aunt, William and Eleanor Hermann.

Surviving are his daughter, Ann Niebur of Belleville, Ill.; his son, David (Martha) Dahm of Ladue, Mo.; three grandchildren, Phillip (Tammie) Niebur of Belleville, Ill., Sara (Brian) Archer of Freeburg, Ill., and Ludger Clayton Dahm of Ladue, Mo.; two great-grandchildren, Tanner and Kailyn Archer; a brother, Delmar (Marilyn) Dahm of Belleville, Ill.; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Rita Haas of St. Louis, Mo., Cathy (Robert) Becker of Belleville, Ill., and Henry (Jane) Haas of Red Bud, Ill.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Garden Place Senior Living, Millstadt, Ill., who took great care of dad these last 10 months.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Althoff Catholic High School, to the Stella Wagner Endowment Fund for St. Mary Catholic Church, or to Saint Louis Priory School, St. Louis, Mo. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill., with Father Christopher Anyanwu, Msgr. William McGhee, and Msgr. John Myler concelebrating. Burial with military honors will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.


Funeral Home

George Renner & Sons Funeral Home
120 North Illinois Street Belleville, IL 62220
(618) 233-5400

Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2014