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Herbert H. Oelkers

Oelkers, Herbert H. January 24, 2013, age 88 years. Born in Hamburg, Germany, to the late Hans and Anna Oelkers. Brother of the late Ilse Savic. Survived by his brother-in-law Bob Savic, and nephews Stephen, Peter and Danny, and longtime companion to Millie. Herbert was a veteran of WWII and served in the German 6th Army. He was a prisoner of war for 4 years. After returning to Hamburg he became a police officer and continued his education as a machinist. He came to this country in 1953 and began a career as a precision machinist with some of the largest machine builders in Milwaukee. He retired from Rexnord and continued to pursue his passion for fishing. Thank you to the staff at Hales Corners Care Center for their care and compassion of our uncle. Also thanks to the staff at St. Luke's hospital and Gentiva hospice care. Private services will be held.
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Jan. 27, 2013
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