Oliver Ferdinand Thoe, 94, passed away on Sept. 27, 2018, at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield.
Oliver was born on April 21, 1924, the son of Alfred and Emma (Gulbransen) Thoe in Hayfield. He graduated from Hayfield High School in 1942.
Oliver was united in marriage to Virginia Schultz on June 27, 1948, in Rochester. Over the years, Oliver worked at REA, American Linens, Farmers Co-op, Land O’Lakes, farmed and was a Vernon Edna Insurance Agent. He served on the Hayfield Fire Department and was Fire Chief in 1980. Oliver served on the Hayfield Chamber, Hayfield Pool Committee, Trinity Lutheran Church Council and Usher, and was a Hayfield Santa Claus. He was a lifelong Hayfield School sports fan and friend to everyone.
Oliver is survived by his wife, Virginia Thoe, Hayfield; children, Patti (Charlie) Miller, Owatonna, Paul (Cathy) Thoe, Hooper, Utah, and Mark (Deb) Thoe, Superior, Wis.; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Donald (JoAnn) Thoe, Sargeant, Norma Bjork, Rochester, Wilma (Ralph) Kyllo, Hayfield, Clifford (Euphemia) Thoe, Humble, Texas, and Harriet (Noel) Redalen, Chatfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Steven and Brad; one great-grandchild, Connor; and two brothers, Ronnie and Ralph.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 501 Second St. NW, Hayfield, and one hour before the service Wednesday at the church. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 104 First St. SE, Hayfield, with the Rev. Paul Hauschild officiating. Inurnment will be in West St. Olaf Lutheran Cemetery in rural Hayfield.
Blessed be his memory.