Oldenburg, Francis Benedict

Oldenburg, Francis Benedict

Male 1914 - 2011  (97 years)

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  • Name Oldenburg, Francis Benedict  [1, 2
    Born 1 Feb 1914  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Mar 2011  Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community
    Person ID I317  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 

    Father Oldenburg, Albert J.,   b. 15 Dec 1883, Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1939, Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Schnerre, Helena A,   b. 19 Nov 1890, Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1982, Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 20 Jan 1909 
    Family ID F391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
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    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Mar 2011 - Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Francis Oldenburg
    Francis Oldenburg

    2011-03-16 Francis Oldenburg Obituary
    2011-03-16 Francis Oldenburg Obituary
    Obituary: Francis B. Oldenburg
    Obituary: Francis B. Oldenburg
    Albert Oldenburg - 1920 United States Federal Census
    Albert Oldenburg - 1920 United States Federal Census

  • Notes 
    • Francis B. Oldenburg: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
      Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) - March 18, 2011

      Deceased Name: Francis B. Oldenburg

      GALENA, Ill. - Francis B. Oldenburg, 96, of Galena, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the Galena Stauss Senior Care Community.

      Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Galena. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, where there will be a scripture wake service at 3 p.m.

      He was born on Sept. 1, 1914, on the family farm in Galena, son of Albert and Helena (Schnerre) Oldenburg. He married Dorothy M. Weber on April 8, 1942, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, Wis.

      Francis farmed the family farm from 1942 to 1980, until his retirement. The family farm became an Illinois Century Family Farm in 1977.

      He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Galena, where he served on the parish council and also was a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus of Galena. He also was a member of the Galena Elks Lodge for many years and was the Rawlins Township road commissioner for 12 years. Francis was an avid member of the Cast Iron Seats Club, traveling to many antique sales collecting cast iron seats and other farm collectibles.

      He enjoyed traveling in the United States and abroad. Francis enjoyed his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed playing cards and watching the Cubs. He was always there to listen or lend a helping hand whenever anyone needed help. He never turned anyone down.

      Surviving are his loving wife, Dorothy, of almost 69 years on April 8; his children, Bill (Karon) Oldenburg, Ann (Carl) Schoenhard and John (Tammy) Oldenburg, all of Galena; his grandchildren, Angie (friend, Jay) Young, of Fairbanks, Alaska, Julie (Mike) Kapparos and Jody (Mark) Calvert, both of Galena, Blaine (Trisha) Schoenhard, of Dubuque, Rachel, Adrienne and April Oldenburg, all of Galena; great-grandchildren, Nathan Oldenburg, of Boscobel, Wis., Andrea Oldenburg, of Minneapolis, D.J. Kapparos, of Omaha, Neb., Gabby Kapparos, Tyler, Natalie and Kristen Calvert, all of Galena; stepgrandchildren, Sharie (Tim) Maloney, of Lake Forest, Jon (Jodi) Schoenhard, of Galena, and Kim Schoenhard, of Florida, Hayley Winter, of Dubuque, Shawn (Kim) Saunders, of Warren, and Shane (Jen) Saunders, of Machesney Park, Ill.; stepgreat-grandchildren, Ryan, Brett, Cliff and Taylor Arns, and Will and Caitlin Maloney, all of Lake Forest, A.J., Christian and Hayley Schoenhard, all of Galena, Tyler, Brayden, Carsyn and Kyron Saunders, of Warren, and Fiona Saunders, of Machesney Park; and four sisters, Antionette Staggs, of Lebanon, Ore., Imelda Olech, of Chicago, Mary Wienen and Dorie Virtue, both of Galena.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Albert Raymond, Robert, Ambrose and Leo Oldenburg; a sister, Gladys Green; a daughter-in-law, Sherry Oldenburg; a grandson, Tony Oldenburg; and a granddaughter, Erin A. Schoenhard.

      In lieu of flowers, we ask you to say a prayer for someone in need. Dad would love that and it will take a multitude of us praying on earth to make up for the prayers of the one whom now lives in Heaven. In all things, our Dad trusted in the Lord. For Dad to see God face to face, we can only imagine the depths of his joy. But we remain here with all our tears to cry, because this incredible man meant the world to us. We will trust in God as taught to us and we will find comfort in knowing, "Those that believe in the Lord never see each other for the last time." Dad, we're counting on it. We love you. A special thank-you to all those who have helped in caring for our Dad.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S16] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005;).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.T625, 2,076 rolls. Rawlins, Jo Daviess, Illinois, ED , roll , page , image 477.

    2. [S537] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Database online. Number: ; Issue State: Illinois; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Record for Francis B. Oldenburg