It is with deep sadness that we announce that George Franklin Oliver, 66, of Logan passed away in his home on January 16, 2022.
George was born on May 2, 1955, in Atlantic, Iowa to William and Ruth (Nichols) Oliver. He grew up in Harlan, Iowa and graduated from Harlan High School in 1973. In July of 1974, he joined the United States Army, proudly serving until July of 1977. After serving, George attended college at Iowa Western Community College, where he earned three diplomas in 1985 for Machine Operations, General Machining, and Tool and Die Making.
Once he had earned his diplomas, George lived in Lexington, Kentucky and West Palm Beach, Florida where he worked at the VA Hospital. In 1999, George returned to Iowa and began working for the DeSoto Bend U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, where he continued to work up until his retirement in 2012.
George was a joy to be around, and a truly dedicated friend who was always willing to lend a helping hand to those around him. People close with George could always count on him for a good laugh and a sympathetic ear. When George wasn’t helping a friend in need, you could find him reading a good Western, or working on various projects. George had a natural talent for woodwork and metal work, creating many beautiful pieces over the years, such as jewelry, walking sticks, and photo frames. George was also very fond of animals and enjoyed spending time outdoors. His love for animals led him to volunteer at the Harrison County Humane Society in Logan, as well as feed any cat that happened to live around his home. George was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Lexington, a dedicated friend of Bill W. for over 40 years and had recently been taking courses to join the Catholic Church.
George was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his aunt Mary (Nichols) Dennis and her husband, John Dennis.
George will be greatly missed by his daughter Julia Oliver, her partner Paul Urzendowski, and her mother Susie Daugherty; his son Jerry Stogdell; his grandsons Warren and Aiden; his partner Diane Gardalen, as well as her children and grandchildren; many beloved cousins; countless friends, who are better described as “bonus family”; and his dearly loved cat Cuddles.
In Loving Memory Of
George Franklin Oliver
May 2, 1955 Atlantic, Iowa
Entered Into Rest
January 16, 2022 Logan, Iowa
66 years 8 months 14 days
Celebration of Life Service
2:00 p.m. Monday, January 31, 2022
Logan Memorial Chapel
VFW Post 6256 and O’ Hara Seeley Post
United States Army