Herman Oligschlaeger

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Herman Joseph Oligschlaeger, 76, of Jefferson City, died Tuesday, October 4, 2011, in Columbia. He was born July 11, 1935, in St. Elizabeth, a son of Henry and Martha (Doerhoff) Oligschlaeger. He was a graduate of St. Elizabeth High School and obtained his Bachelor's degree from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. He later earned his Master's degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. On November 14, 1964, Herman was united in marriage at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson City by Msgr. Kaiser to Dorothy Ann Brandt, who survives at their home. Herman was a music teacher at St. Elizabeth and Fatima schools. He later was a health educator with the Missouri Department of Health before working as the executive director and lobbyist for the Missouri Optometric Association. In his retirement years, he worked at Orschlen's Farm and Home in Jefferson City. He was a member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph and the Knights of Columbus. Herman's greatest love was his music. He directed the choir at St. Peter Catholic Church for a number of years, sang with the Jefferson City Cantorum and played trumpet for the Jefferson City Symphony. He was a member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph Choir. One of Herman's greatest joys was spending time with his grandchildren and taking them camping. Other survivors include one son, Bradley J. Oligschlaeger and wife Sarah of Centertown; one daughter, Lisa K. Davis and husband Terry of Jefferson City; two brothers, Jim Oligschlaeger (Verna) of Licking, and Charlie Oligschlaeger of Boulder City, Nevada; two sisters, Louise Beck (Leonard) of St. Elizabeth and Victoria Moore of Webster Groves; seven grandchildren, Corey Mobley, Hannah Mobley, Benjamin Mobley and Victoria Mobley, all of Jefferson City, Alex Oligschlaeger, Luke Oligschlaeger and Kate Oligschlaeger, all of Centertown; four step-grandchildren, Brittany Patterson (Jesse) of Lone Jack and Kimberly, Dakota and Dallas Davis, all of Jefferson City; and one step- great-grandchild, Tanner Patterson of Lone Jack. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Jim Moore. Friends will be received from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, October 8, 2011, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, with Fr. Nicholas Reid serving as celebrant and Deacon Wayne Linhardt concelebrating. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Cole R-V Music Program, Cole R-I Music Program, Cathedral of St. Joseph or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main St., (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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