Edward “Jack” Oldenburg, 89, Woodruff, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Seasons of Life Hospice House.
He was born March 1, 1924, in Antigo, the son of Edward and Viola (Hoye) Oldenburg. Jack is a proud U.S. Army Air Force veteran. He served in the 72nd Fighter Squadron as a crew chief on fighter air craft during the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. Jack spent time on Iwo Jima and Makin Island. He was proud to have earned the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Campaign Service Medal with three bronze service stars, the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the American Theatre Service Medal.
He worked for more than 30 years in Postal Service, predominately as a Postmaster in Lac du Flambeau. Jack had been a member of the Masons since 1950 and was a member of the VFW and American Legion. Jack is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth (Iwen) Oldenburg; son Edward Mark (Paula) Oldenburg; daughters Linda Oldenburg, Sara (Bill) Kuchler, Janelle (Kurt) Kohl, Susan (Larry) Okray; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Maxine Schmitz, Eidel Sandberg, LouEva Rehm and Peggy Roberts.
A Private Memorial Service will be held Monday, Jan. 27, at Bolger Funeral Home Woodruff Chapel, with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Interment with full Military Honors will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Arbor Vitae.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Legion, Myesthenia Gravis Foundation, Calvary Lutheran Church or Seasons of Life Hospice House.
Bolger Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting the family, 715-356-3200.
Online condolences may be shared at www.bolgerfuneral.com.