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Donald E. Oldenburg

d. July 31, 2012

Donald E. Oldenburg, 84, of La Crosse died Tuesday July 31, 2012, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital.  He was born on May 2, 1928 in La Crosse to John A. and Louise B. (Durhammer) Oldenburg.  Don was a very proud father, and grandfather, who cherished his family.  Don always saw the full potential in everyone and encouraged them to achieve all that they could.


Don served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant in the 114th Combat Engineers Battalion and was a member of the Carpenter`s Union Local 1143.  Don worked as a union organizer for the Carpenter`s union and also served as a Business Agent for the Carpenter`s local 1143.


He is survived by his children, William (Sheila) Oldenburg, David Oldenburg, Linda (Tomas) Oldenburg, James (Kim) Oldenburg, Steven (Kathy) Oldenburg and Karl (Darby) Oldenburg; four grandchildren, Laura, Marie, Abby and Nick; and many cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John J. Oldenburg.


The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Clarebridge, Gundersen Lutheran Hospital and Gundersen Lutheran Hospice for all of their care and compassion.


Funeral services were held at 5:00 PM Thursday, August 2, 2012, at the Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Ave. So., La Crosse, Wis. Burial will be held Friday August 3, 2012 at Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse, Wis., at 10:00 AM. Condolences may be sent to Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home.

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