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Friday November 27th, 2020
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Friday November 27th, 2020

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Leon "Bud" Oler

Leon “Bud” Oler, 93 years of age, passed away quietly on Thursday, November 12, 2020.  He was the only son of Luther and Bessie Shaeffer Oler, born August 29, 1927.  He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Wylnetta Barker, Wyvonna Molen, two nieces, Joyce Ann Barker, Heather Bobo, a nephew Robert Michael (Mick) Barker and his son-in-law, Eddie Glander.  Bud was a 1945 graduate of Monroe High School, Preble County and was a long-time member of the Eldorado United Methodist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Helen whom he married on October 5, 1946.  Together they had one daughter, Dixie Jean, a granddaughter Kimberly Posey and her husband, Brian, a grandson, Kevin Glander and three great-grandsons, Craig and Blake Posey and Kameron Glander.  He is also survived by four nieces, two nephews and many cousins.  Bud always had an interest in airplanes.  In the early 80’s the family’s birthday gift to him were lessons to learn to fly a plane.  He flew a Cessna 210 at the Brookville, Ohio airport.  A dream come true!  Bud was a very dedicated and hardworking man all of his life.  While holding down full-time jobs, he still found time to farm.  He worked at Hines Truck Stop as a truck mechanic, drove a semi for Victor Transit (Bud was gone 5 days a week, but was home every Friday night during Basketball season to watch Dixie cheer).  He was the “town man” for the Village of Eldorado, walking all over town reading meters.  He worked in quality control at Process Equipment in Piqua and ended his working career at Neaton at the age of 82.  Gone from our sight, but never our memories.  Gone from our touch, but never our hearts.  Visitation will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 11:00 am until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon at Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton, OH with Pastor David Richey officiating. Burial will follow at Castine Cemetery.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the family asks that you please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.  Memorial contributions may be sent to the North Central Rescue Squad.  Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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Sympathy for Helen, Dixie and family on your loss. May you only have happy memories. Janice Anderson

Janice Anderson Nov 25 2020 12:00 AM

With all our love and deepest sympathy.

Ted and Susan Miller Nov 23 2020 12:00 AM

Helen and Dixie, sorry for loss.

Susan & Jim Grow Nov 23 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to Helen, Dixie and all of the family. Seems like I have known you guys all of my life, and come to think of it I have ! As a teenager in Eldorado I still remember seeing Bud climb in to the semi tractorand head off to somewhere. I always enjoyed seeing him , He had a good life ! your Friend, Reynold Reeder

Reynold Reeder Nov 19 2020 12:00 AM

Dixie so sorry for your loss.

Dave Eckerle Nov 19 2020 12:00 AM

Dixie, Kevin and Kim. We are so sorry for your loss. Grandpa was the sweetest neighbor. And will be greatly missed. Hugs John, Melissa and the Girls!

Mel4_9@yahoo.com Nov 19 2020 12:00 AM

Helen,Dixie Jean and the whole family, We are so sorry to hear about Bud, I know it is such a hurtful pain that each and everyone of you are going through right now, but I also know that Bud was a very strong GOD LOVING Man, and that some day you will be reunited with him. We are praying for all of you,if you need anything, or just someone to talk to, please call me. Love You All, Larry and Millie

Millie Oler Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM

Helen, Dixie and family, I am so sorry for your loss, indeed our loss. I will miss Bud but I am grateful for the many memories.

Ted Miller Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM

Helen and Dixie, you and the entire family have my sympathy at this time of loss .

Janet Woltja Nov 17 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers and Sympathy to his family!

Jean Dawson Nov 16 2020 12:00 AM