|Birth: ||May 22, 1923|
|Death: ||Aug. 12, 2007|
Bangor Daily News Monday, August 13, 2007
BIRCHUM ALLEN "RUSTY" OLDENBURGH
Birchum Allen "Rusty" Oldenburgh, 84, of Lincoln, died Sunday, August 12, 2007. Rusty was born May 22, 1923 in Garland, Maine. Rusty was a charming and friendly man and will be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edman and Eda Mae Titus Oldenburgh, his brother, Henry, two sisters, Gladys and Bernice; daughter-in-law, Heidi Oldenburgh; and brother-in-law, Forrest Harris Jr. Rusty served in the United States Army in Europe during World War II. He was a decorated veteran, whose medals include the Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, EAMET Cpgn Ribbon, American Theater Cpgn Ribbon and the Victory Medal. He was involved with the local American Legion organization for many years. He was very proud to help bring the local Veterans Administration Clinic to Lincoln. He retired from Lincoln Pulp and Paper in 1987.
Rusty is survived by his wife of 56 years, Hope Harris Oldenburgh, brother, Levi Dam, sons: William Crocker and wife Brenda of Lincoln, Douglas Oldenburgh and Dawn Goodwin of North Carolina, Daniel Oldenburgh and Virginia Soucy of Brewer, Rick Oldenburgh and Mary Schmidt of Albuquerque, NM, James Oldenburgh and Wendi Ireland of Lincoln, Paul Oldenburgh of Houston, TX, daughter, Melissa Oldenburgh of Clarksville, IN; fifteen grandchildren: Dina, Dawn Marie, Billy, Jana, John, Phillip, Kayla, Thomas, Jana, Jessie, Jeremy, Inger, Ashleigh, Kristie and Nikki; a brother-in-law, James Harris, a sister-in-law, Birgit Harris; six great grandchildren; special friends: Darrell Savage and Brenda Hobbs, and numerous other friends.
Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, August 15, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Littlefield officiating. Interment will follow at Lincoln Cemetery. Flowers may be sent in care of Clay Funeral Home or if you desire, memorial contributions may be made to Lincoln Honor Guard, P.O. Box 496, Lincoln, ME, 04457.
Hope Harris Harris Oldenburgh (1927 - 2009)*
West Broadway Cemetery
Created by: Bonnie Maskery
Record added: Mar 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87611976
God bless you.|
Added: May. 13, 2012
Dear Cousin, Thank you for your service and dedication to your country. You and your comrades left a legacy of freedom for all of us that will never fade. May you rest in eternal peace knowing that you MADE A DIFFERENCE.|
Added: May. 13, 2012