Neil Eugene Oliger, 90, of Pesotum, IL, passed away at 9:12 a.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Amber Glen Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, Urbana, IL
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 600 East Northline Road, Tuscola, IL, with Rev. Jason Braaten officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday at the church. Burial with military graveside rites accorded will be held at the Davis Memorial Cemetery, Pesotum, IL Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL is entrusted with the arrangements.
Neil was born on September 2, 1924 in Champaign, IL, the son of Frank A. and Minnie Morris Oliger. He married Virginia Marie Oliger on December 2, 1944 in St. Louis, MO. She preceded him in death on April 22, 2009.
Survivors include his son: Jerry (Sue) Oliger of Pesotum, IL, daughter: Marsha (Lee) Davis of Silver Lake, IN, son-in-law: Larry Foltz of Wallis, TX, grandchildren: Brian Davis, Brent (Monika) Foltz, Sherri (Rev. Matthew) Brackman, Jaimie (Matt) Michaels and Kiel (Jamie) Oliger, great-grandchildren: Emma Foltz, Nathan and Robert Brackman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter: Elaine Foltz, 1 brother and 2 sisters.
Neil retired from the University of Illinois, where he worked as a laborer-electrician. He served his country during World War II in the US Navy having served aboard the USS Gilmer in the South Pacific. He was a very active member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and he was a member of the Pesotum American Legion.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Immanuel Lutheran Church.
The family would like to thank the present and past staff members of Amber Glen for taking such good care of Neil while he lived there.
Online condolences to the family may be shared via hilligossshraderfh.com