Monday, October 7th, 2019
Oliver E. Giere, age 91 of Coldwater, died Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. He was born October 8, 1927 in Coldwater to the late Edward & Olive (Miehls) Giere.
On April 18, 1953 he married Sarah Botkin and she died December 15, 2005.
He is survived by his children Tonya & Jerry Happy of St. Marys, Mary Lou & Barry Himmel of Columbus, Timothy & Jean Giere of St. Henry, Julia & Gary Geier of Coldwater and Patrick & Janet Giere of Coldwater; 13 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law Gay Giere of Coldwater.
He was preceded in death by siblings and in-laws, Valeria 'Itter' and Bill Otte, LaMar Giere, Richard Giere, Rita and Joe McDevitt, Ralph Giere, Salome and Carl Peters, Fritz and Betty Giere, Norb & Ruth Giere, Ed and Nan Giere, Earl Giere, Gerald Botkin and Judy & Arthur Burd.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, St. Elizabeth Cemetery Board, Coldwater Knights of Columbus, Coldwater American Legion and Coldwater V.F.W. Oliver was a veteran of the US Navy and worked as an accountant at Pax Steel. He was a graduate of Coldwater High School; and Miami Jacobs Business College. Oliver enjoyed spending time with his family and playing tennis.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial with military rites will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 pm on Tuesday, October 8th and 9 to 10 am Wednesday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater.
Memorials may be made to Mercer County Cancer Association or State of the Heart Care.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.