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Louis Oliver

August 18, 1915 — August 13, 2003

Louis C. Oliver was born August 18, 1915, in Cumberland, WI, the third of eight children to Frank and Domenica Oliver. After a few years in St. Paul, MN, the family settled in Dilworth, MN, where Louis grew up and attended school.

Louis proudly served stateside in the US Army infantry during WW II. On June 30, 1947, Louis married Lorraine Helgeson at St. Mary's Cathedral in Fargo, ND. In 1979, Louis retired having spent most of his career as a railroad switchman with Northern Pacific, Great Northern and Burlington Northern Railways. Louis and Lorraine also owned and operated Louie's Café on main street in Dilworth in the late 1950's. Louis was a member of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church.

Louis enjoyed carpentry, music, dancing, his pets and laughing with his beloved family and friends. Those who knew him will miss his wit, kindness and gracious generosity. Louis died Wednesday, August 13, 2003, in Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead, at eighty-seven years of age.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Lorraine; a son, Carmen (Beth) Olivieri, Sioux Falls, SD; two daughters, Bonita (Brad) Bailie, Waupaca, WI and Renee (Randy) Chrissis, Hutchinson, MN. He is also survived by two brothers, Josef (Vaughnie), Fargo and Tommy (Audrey), Dilworth; three sisters, Mary Altobelli, Dilworth, Anna Zeuli, Anaheim, CA and Rachel (Duane) Campbell, Fargo; a sister-in-law, Margaret Oliver, Fargo; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. Louis was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Michael and Alphonse.

Visitation: Friday, August 15, 2003; 6 - 8 PM
Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead
Prayer Service: Friday, August 15, 2003 - 7:30 PM
Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead
Funeral Mass: Saturday, August 16, 2003 - 10:30 AM
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Dilworth

Interment: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Moorhead

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