Wilbur O. Oliver
Wilbur O. Oliver
  • October 31, 1925 - July 9, 2017
  • Normal, Illinois

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NORMAL - Wilbur "Bud" Oliver, 91, of Normal, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center, Normal.
Bud was born October 31, 1925, in Downs, the son of William and Nell (Fisher) Oliver. He married Thelma Faye Oliver on January 16, 1949, in Lexington. She preceded him in death on October 30, 2015.

Surviving are their children, Deb (Bob) Strong and Carol Robinson; nine grandchildren, Sarah Youskevtch; Cheryl Williamson; Ryan Youskevtch; Zach Hursh; Matthew Catennacci; Angela (Judd) Fink; Cody (Taylor) Robinson; Tony (Katie) Catenacci; and Alyssa (Cordy) Stepp; twelve great-grandchildren; and a brother, Don Oliver.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters; Wilma, Dorothy, Jane, and Joanne.
Bud served in the army during the Korean War. He was very handy and loved to fix and build things for his family, friends, and neighbors. He worked at Cargill grain elevator for many years. After retiring, he opened up his own lawn service. You could catch him outside snow blowing his neighbor's yards in his 90's. He loved motorcycles, especially Harley Davidsons. He also was a big dancer in his early years.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Amy Donaldson and the Myerling staff for the compassionate care they gave Bud.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017 at East Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation will take place from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be shared with the family at eastlawn-bloomington.com.