Eugene Oehler

Thursday, January 11, 2007

CAIRO, Ill. -- Eugene W. Oehler, 80, of Cairo died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born April 2, 1926, in Cairo, son of William Joseph and Christina Barbara Klein Oehler.

Oehler had worked at Burkart Foam Manufacturing Co., and was a photographer. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Cairo Photography Club.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include three nieces, Elizabeth Janson, Ruth George and Doris Hasser, all of St. Louis; and a nephew, Robert Oehler of French Village, Mo.

He was preceded in death by a brother.

Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo.

Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Church, with Monsignor Bill McGhee officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge, Ill. Military honors will be conducted by Pulaski County Memorial VFW Post 8891 of Mounds, Ill., Cairo VFW Post 2649, Louis Phares American Legion Post 178 of Villa Ridge, and the U.S. Navy.