Family Login:

Share This Obituary

Memories & Candles

“So sorry to hear about Gale. We just heard yesterday.....Our thoughts & prayers are with you all...... ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Craig & Myrna Lightwine - Pisgah, IA

“I have so many memories of littlest, youngest brother. They were of him as a very young child since I am so much older than he was. ...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Glenice Carol Graham - Phoenix, AZ

“Ollie always made me smile! What a great person and a wonderful soul I will miss him! ❤ ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Tammy Bramley - Ute, IA - Friend

“Well little brother, you beat me again. You always were competitive to a fault. Winning was the goal in your book.. I look back and remember our...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Gary Oliver - Asheville, NC

“Just know that all of you and your families have been in my thoughts and prayers this week. I know your father was very special to you, so a part of...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Donella Pauli - Mondamin, IA

“I'm so sorry for your loss! I always enjoyed visiting with your Dad whenever I saw him. Your families are in my thoughts and prayers. Chris ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Chris Kennedy - Onawa, IA

“So sorry too hear about game. My thoughts are with your family. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Kammy Oliver - Phenix City, AL

“Thank you Bonnie for sharing such a great human being. If not for you I may have never met a more straight forward and friendly person. Ollie we will...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Ron Jarboe - Minburn, IA - Friend

“Rest In Peace Gale, you have a lot to be proud of with your family. You will be missed ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Debbie Wirtz - Liberty Twp, OH

“My thoughts and prayers to the Oliver sisters and their families. Your dad was a hoot and I remember many good times back when Kristi was in...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Cid Chase - O Fallon, MO

“So many fun memories with Uncle Gale growing up. I always remember him helping grandpa fry fish every single Fourth of July. He was always so fun...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jan Evans - Family

“So Very Very Sorry. Prayers Prayers To All. Love And Hugs To All ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Patty and Tom Niedermyer - IA

“So sorry to see this. Gale (Ollie) was a great person he had a way of when you met him for the first time like he knew you forever. Always had a joke...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Brenda Johnson - Mondamin, IA

“My sincere sympathies to Gales' family and his special friend, Bonnie. My prayers are with you for healing.Jackie ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Jackie Mesenbrink - Moorhead, IA

Gale LaVerne Oliver was born June 13, 1945, to Glen and Hazel (Johnson) Oliver in Pisgah, Iowa. Gale grew up in the Pisgah area, attended Pisgah Schools, and graduated in the first class at West Harrison High School in 1963. On February 13, 1965, Gale married Vicki Birdsall at the RLDS Church in Pisgah. To this union five girls were born. The couple lived in Mondamin, Orson and then Little Sioux, Iowa. Gale worked at the Mondamin Coop, Borchman Construction and Vince Bird Construction before retiring at the age of 59. Some of the buildings that Gale helped construct were the old St. Joe/Creighton Hospital, Pottawattamie Courthouse, Gene Leahy Mall and many others.
Gale loved baseball and appreciated that this passion was passed on to his grandchildren. He was a life long Dodgers fan. He also loved his cat, Katie, hunting, fishing, feeding and watching birds, and tending to his garden. He could often be found using his MacGyver skills to fix most anything. No one was ever a stranger and he always had a story to tell. He was proud of his children and grandchildren and never tired of spending time with them. His sense of humor will live proudly through each of them.
Gale died on Friday, February 23, 2018 at his home in Soldier, Iowa at the age of 72 years, eight months and 10 days.
Gale was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Neva Roden, sisters-in-law, Rosalie Oliver and Mary Woodward; brother-in-law, Bob Patterson. He is survived by his companion, Bonnie Blume of Soldier, Iowa; five daughters, Michelle (Brad) Moore of Soldier, Iowa, Kristi Oliver of Naperville, Illinois, Angela (Kelly) Bothwell of Moorhead, Iowa, Julie (Brent) Kuhman of Moorhead, Iowa and Tara (Danny) Rife of Mondamin, Iowa; step-son, Steve (Michelle) Blume of Sioux City, Iowa; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Warren Oliver of Missouri Valley, Iowa and Gary Oliver of Asheville, North Carolina; sister, Glenice(Bill) Graham of Phoenix, Arizona; two brothers-in-law, Royl (Jane) Roden of Pisgah, Iowa and Bob Woodward of Woodward, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Patterson of Scottsdale, Arizona and Marsha (Phil) Watters of Des Moines, Iowa and many other relatives and friends.