Oral G. Flamion, 92, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
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He was born in Apalona, April 25, 1920.Â His parents were the late Irving and Ida M. (Goffinet) Flamion.Â Also preceding him in death were a sister, Gertrude Hoerig and a brother, Russell Flamion.
As a World War II veteran, Oral proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, 7th Armored Division, 87th Calvary Reconnaissance, Squadron Mechanized European Theater Operation as a sergeant and tank commander, earning four Bronze Stars. His tour of combat began in Glasco, Scotland and England. It took him across France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Holland. After fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, the war ended when his company was within 20 miles of Berlin, Germany.
Oral married Elsie Etienne Nov. 8, 1954, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church near Magnet.
Oral played semi-pro baseball with the Dexter Ramblers.Â He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and camping. Oral enjoyed spending time with his family and cranking homemade ice cream. He also never missed any of his grandchildren's sporting events.
He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. He retired as a loader operator from Mulzer Crushed Stone with more than 30 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elsie; his daughters, Shirley Flamion of Cannelton and Karen Godare (John) of Tell City; a son, Tony Flamion (Joanne) of Leopold; his sister, Hazel Benner of Tiffin, Ohio; seven grandchildren, April Galey (David), Brent East (Rachel), Evan Howell, Adriane Foster (Dustyn), Jilliane Hildenbrand (Luke), Dana Harris (Joshua) and Drew Flamion (Suzy) and five great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 1, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with burial in St. Augustine Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted. TheÂ Rev. Brian Esarey will officiate.
Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, (today) with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. and from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. Friday at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Augustine Catholic Church Restoration Fund. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.huberfuneralhome.net.
Published in Perry County News on Feb. 28, 2013