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Charles Oliver (1928 - 2014)

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Charles Oliver

Charles C. Oliver, 85, of Belleville, Ill., born Oct. 20, 1928, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Washington County Hospital in Nashville, Ill.

Mr. Oliver was an Army veteran of the Korean war where he served as a medical technician at Atomic Testing Sight at the Nevada Proving Grounds. He worked for Union Electric Company retiring in 1983. He was the business manager of Local 148 Operating Engineers and had been honored with a lifetime membership. He was the founding editor of the Local 148 Gauge Newspaper. Charles was also a lifetime member of the National Association of Atomic Veterans. He enjoyed spending time with family, especially at holiday time. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Addie L., nee Archie, whom he married on Oct. 28, 1950, and who died June 2, 1995; a granddaughter, Sarah Oliver; his parents, David Loren and Amelia Louise Fresen Oliver; a brother, David L. Oliver Jr.; and son-in-law, Edgar Krupp.

Surviving are son, David A. (Kathleen) Oliver of Oakville, Mo.; a daughter, Patricia L. (Michael) Bundy of Nashville; six grandchildren, Rachel (Ben) Umbreit of Savannah, Ga., Nicholas Oliver of St. Louis, Mo., Amy and Andrew Oliver of Oakville, Mo., Kerry (Joshua) McKnight of New Minden and Kyle Krupp and friend Jessi Roberts of Nashville; and four great-grandchildren, Gaige and Shelbi McKnight and Emeri and Lilly Krupp.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois or Washington County Hospital. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, Ill., with Rev. Timothy Mueller officiating. Burial will follow in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Nashville, Ill.

Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Apr. 12, 2014
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