Loren Foster Oakes

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FLETCHER - Loren Foster Oakes, age 92, of Fletcher, passed away in his residence at 12:35 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.
Born in Miami County on Sept. 19, 1920, Loren was the son of the late Jesse James and Emma (Renner) Oakes. He married Doris Elizabeth Stockslager on Aug. 24, 1946, and she survives in Fletcher.
Together they raised two daughters: Carol Jean (Dale) Barr, of Sidney, and Merikay (Craig) Hughes, of Fletcher. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Shannon (Dwight) Carpenter, of Richwood, Elyssa Hughes, of Fletcher, Kyleen (T.J) Green, of Troy, Brent (Jennifer) Anthony, of Columbus, Rob (Lisa) Anthony, of Hilliard, Scott (Anita Chitluri) Anthony, of Cleveland; five great-grandchildren: Braden, Hale, Mia, Chloe and Arya.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Byron, Donald, and Paul Oakes, and a sister, Mary Bair.
Loren was a World War II veteran who proudly served in the U.S Signal Corps participating in campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Loren joined other veterans on a bus tour to see their World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., a trip he treasured. He was engaged in farming all of his life, and he enjoyed Reds baseball and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Suber-Shively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with his grandson Brent Anthony presiding. Burial will follow in Casstown Cemetery, North Children's Home Road, Casstown, with military honors by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad of Piqua.
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Published in Sidney Daily News on Nov. 23, 2012
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