Oliver, Robert W., Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Age 75 years.  The son of the late Ethel Mae (Hayes) and Robert Oliver was born November 12, 1935 in Alma, Michigan.  He married Marlene (Goerlitz) Niederstadt, September 15, 1973. She survives him.  He was a route salesman for Schaffer’s Bakery and retired from Oven Fresh Bakery. He attended Holy Cross Lutheran Church. He was a member and served as President of the Shields Men’s Club and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose #82. He enjoyed traveling.  Surviving besides his wife, Marlene, are nine children and their spouses,  Robert Oliver; James and Laura  Oliver; Matt and Carol Oliver; Mark Oliver; Kimberly Schleiger; Robert  and Laura Niederstadt; Kimberly and Tom Knoll; Lisa and Robert Barnette;  Jill and Gerald Erickson; fifteen grandchildren and their spouses,  Amy and Justin Scott; Lori and Rob Watters; Todd Oliver and his fiancé, Ginger Seyerson; Whitney Oliver; Richard Oliver; Steven Oliver; Crystal Oliver; Matt Oliver; Chelsea Oliver; Ryan Oliver; Laci Schleiger; April Niederstadt; Joshua and Kristin Knoll; Tania Knoll; Jordan Knoll; nine great grandchildren, Kayla Scott; Alex Scott; Chloe Watters; Parker Watters; Mason Oliver; Madelyn Oliver; Lily Oliver; Emria Leachman and one great grandchild due in Janaury 2012;  one brother, three sisters, several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Connie, two brothers and two sisters have predeceased him.  In accordance with Robert’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road. Rev. James F. Krueger will officiate. Friends may call at the Chapel from 2:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday and then on Sunday from Noon until the time of the memorial service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Holy Cross Lutheran Church or the American Diabetes Assoc. www.casefuneralhome.com