Arthur M. "Art" Oliver Jr.

Arthur M. "Art" Oliver Jr., 87, of Belleville, Illinois, born Sunday, March 29, 1925, in East Saint Louis, IL, died Monday, November 5, 2012 at Belleville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Belleville, Illinois.

Art was a retired Owner and Insurance Adjuster for Sunset Claim Service & a musician, playing both the trumpet and organ. He was a member of Christian Scientist Church, Musicians Union, American Federation of Musicians #257, St. Louis Theatre Organ Society and Welk Notes. Art was World War II Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Wife: Charlene A. Oliver
  • Parents: Arthur M. and Elza nee McCulley Oliver Sr.

Surviving are his:

  • Daughters
    • Lori Lynn Oliver of Belleville, IL
    • Kimberly (Todd Sr.) Horn of Belleville, IL
    • Shelly (Joseph Jr.) Millard of Belleville, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Samantha Millard
    • Joseph Millard III
    • Beau Bramblett
    • Grace Bramblett
  • Nephew: Todd Hildebrand
  • Other Nieces and Nephews

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Belleville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel, with Nancy Hodges officiating.  Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.

Condolences left for Arthur M. "Art" Oliver Jr.:

    I have known Art for about 5 years and what an interesting gentleman he was. Our shared love for the Lawrence Welk Show and specifically Ralna English from the show gave us a lot to talk about - and talk we did - lots of conversations. I will miss him very much. My sincere condolences to Art's family. God Bless.

    Judy Shaw Olive Branch MS 38654

    My sympathy to all the family and friends. Fellow Welknoter, Sharon Stark.

    Sharon Stark Muskegon MI 49444

    I met Art at a Guy & Ralna concert in Rock Island, IL in 2009. We had several things in common to visit about - being musicians, and big fans of Guy & Ralna and Patsy Cline. Art shared photos of himself and Patsy's husband, Charlie Dick. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you - so sorry for your loss.

    Peggy Wardenburg Williamsburg IA 52361