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Richard "Leroy" Oland, 96

Leroy Oland, 96, of Lafayette, died at 5:55 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Central.

He was born January 3, 1916, in Attica, to the late James and Arletta (Ritenour) Oland.

He graduated from Attica High school in 1933.

In January 1984 he married Francis Hill and she survives.

Leroy retired from Kettlehut Construction Company after 35 years where he worked as a superintendent. Over the years Leroy supervised many jobs in and around Indiana, but what he considered his greatest accomplishment, while at Kettlehut, was the supervision of the construction of the Purdue Bell Tower. He also worked at Harrison Steel Casting, Cabinet Craft and Continental Steel Corp.

He enjoyed woodworking, bowling, NASCAR, euchre, he was an avid Cubs fan, he loved listening to old records on his jukebox and spending winters in Florida where he belonged to the Moose Lodge, the Elks and the Eagles Lodge.

Surviving is his wife, Francis, of Lafayette; a daughter, Deanie Eberhart, of Shelbyvill; a daughter, Susie Rolf (husband: Phil), of Jamestow; and a son, Bob Oland (wife: Jo), of Marshall, Mich. He is also survived by nephew, friend and caregiver, Jerry Oland, of Lafayette; 13 grandchildren, a step-grandchild, several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Claudette Ann Jean; a grandchild; two sisters; and a brother.

Visitation will be 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 2012, at Soller-Baker, Lafayette Chapel, with funeral service following.

Burial will be at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.

You may send condolences by visiting www.soller-baker.com.

Published in the Journal & Courier from Sept. 1 to Sept. 2, 2012
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