Richard Oyler

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Richard "Dick" Dale Oyler, 89, of Westfield, IN, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 at St. Vincent Carmel Hospital. Dick was born on July 24, 1928 to Russell Lorenzo Oyler and Lenna Margaret (Spitler) Oyler in Flora, Indiana. He grew up farming with his parents and siblings, Fred Oyler, Donna Day and Carl Oyler. Dick played for the Flora High School Badgers basketball team. In his senior year, his team played in the Indiana State Finals and Dick was voted #3 player in the state. He then was chosen as a member of the Indiana All-Star basketball team. On May 7, 1948, Dick married Roberta "Bobbie" Leah Foist of Flora. They shared a wonderful life of 69 years of marriage and had three children, Shirley Ann (Oyler) Trent, Dale Eugene Oyler and Alan Richard Oyler. Dick attended Western Michigan University before settling in Westfield with his wife and children. For 39 years, he worked for Chrysler. After retirement, Dick worked part-time at Noblesville Golf Courses and volunteered at Riverview Hospital for 18 years. Dick was an avid golfer and bowler, enjoyed going to ice hockey games, and watching sports in his spare time. He was a proud Yankee fan for many years, enjoyed going to the Indianapolis 500 with his father and brothers, and loved a good crossword puzzle daily. Dick is survived by his loving wife, Roberta L. Oyler; daughter, Shirley; sons, Dale and Alan; grandchildren, Greg, Lisa, Michael, Jennifer, Kimberly, Daniel and Tiffany; 16 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Donna and Carl. In addition to his parents, he was preceded, in death by his brother, Fred. Visitation will be held from 3:00-6:00 pm on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, Noblesville, IN 46062. On Saturday, September 9, 2017, there will be a viewing at 1:00 pm at the Lower Deer Creek Church of the Brethren, 741 E 300 N, Camden, IN 46917, with services beginning at 2 pm. Burial will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Flora, IN 46929. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to honor Richard's many years of volunteering and caring for others. If you wish to give to the Riverview Health Foundation, you can contribute at

Published in Carroll County Times on Sept. 6, 2017
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