Carl B. Oehlke

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Carl B.
Oehlke

Oehlke, Carl B.

Died peacefully with family at his side on March 18, 2014 at age 92. Beloved husband of Millie (nee Ertl) for 68 years. Loving father of Suzanne (the late Charles) Webb, Robert (Marge) Oehlke, Jean (Chuck) Nelson. Dear grandfather of Kimberly (Craig) Oster, Scott (Jodi) Blazek, Amy (Bill) Kulick, Craig Nelson, Jennifer Webb, Ryan Hinz, Kevin (Jamie) Hinz and Kristin Oehlke. Dear great-grandfather of Maria, Justin, Marcus, Drake, Chloe, Alaina. Also survived by a sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Carl’s life on Tuesday, March 25, from 9:30AM until 11AM at ST. GREGORY THE GREAT CHURCH, 3160 S. 63rd. St. Milwaukee, WI. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM. Private Entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Carl proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines during WWII and received 2 purple hearts for injuries he sustained. Retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 37 1/2 years of service. Carl faithfully served his church for many years. He was past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus-Council 3095, 4th Degree Knight-Mnsg Arnold Council, Disabled War Vets and American Legion.

Memorials in Carl’s name can be made to St. Gregory the Great Church or St. Vincent DePaul Society. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the entire staff at the VA Hospital in Milwaukee for the wonderful care given to Carl, especially Sonia and the Palliative Care Unit, and also to Carl’s special guardian angel, Jim for the endless hours transporting Carl to and from the VA for his treatments.

Past Comments

Jo Therese Fahres

I will never forget the day I met Carl. It was before morning Mass on the day I was to sign my contract to work at st. Greg’s as youth Minister. That first greeting made me feel very welcomed and Carl was one of my chief suppotive parishioners for the last 27 years. I will always be grateful for his involvement in supporting Youth Ministry and Child Ministry by prayer and action. He is truly a good and faithful servant and worthy of the title “Saint” Carl.

A Coleman

Carl was certainly gifted with special mightiness to have had such a long life. (Ps.90:10)May the family find peace and comfort in the resurrection hope set forth for us in the Bible.”Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” (John 5:28, 29) My deepest condolences, in this your time of sorrow.

Jo Therese Fahres

I will never forget the day I met Carl. It was before morning Mass on the day I was to sign my contract to work at st. Greg’s as youth Minister. That first greeting made me feel very welcomed and Carl was one of my chief suppotive parishioners for the last 27 years. I will always be grateful for his involvement in supporting Youth Ministry and Child Ministry by prayer and action. He is truly a good and faithful servant and worthy of the title “Saint” Carl.

Rev James Strupp

Carl embodied the true meaning of a Catholic gentleman in every respect. Being faithful friar of Our Lady of Holy Hill assembly of the Knights of Columbus, I got to know Carl as a most dedicated man to his God, church and family. May he now enjoy the eternal presence of the beatific vision.

Rev. James Strupp 3/25/14 .

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