In loving memory of

Delores J. Oldham
October 20, 1935 - August 12, 2021

Delores J. Oldham, 85, of Lewiston, died Thursday, August 12, 2021 at Benedictine Living Community - St. Anne in Winona. Delores was born October 20, 1935 to Emil and Gunhild (Bertine) Oian in Norway Township of Fillmore County. Delores met the love of her life, Arnold Oldham at a dance hall. They were married September 21, 1957 at Rushford Lutheran Church. They made their home in Lewiston, where they raised their two children. Delores worked at Rush Products for 7 years and then Lewiston Villa Nursing Home for 17 years.
Delores was 'full of fun'. She had a great sense of humor and sometimes would laugh so much it brought her to tears. She had a strong work ethic and taught her family to work hard and play hard. She loved spending time in her garden, canning and baking. Delores was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church - Silo, where she was a part of the Silo Serenaders, Ladies Aid, and Altar Guild.
Survivors include her husband, Arnie, two children, Connie Oldham of Wanamingo, a son, Duane Oldham of St. Paul Park and two sisters, Marilyn (Keith) Connaughty of Lanesboro and Kathrine Kulas of Winona as well as many other relatives.
Funeral services for Delores will be 2 p.m. Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran Church - Silo, with the Pastor Bert Mueller officiating. A visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until time of services Thursday at the church.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Benedictine Living Community - St Anne and Winona Health Hospice for their loving care that they provided during her stay. Memorials will go to Immanuel Lutheran Church - Silo, Benedictine Living Community - St. Anne and Winona Health Hospice
Please share a memory of Delores at her online guestbook and view her video tribute when it becomes available at Hoff Funeral Service of Lewiston is assisting the family with arrangements.


Kathy (Mueller-Willard\'s daughter) Erickson wrote on Aug 25, 2021:

"Arnie and family, I was sorry to hear that Delores has passed away. She was a cheerful, fun-loving lady, and though I didn\'t get to see her often I enjoyed the times we were together. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sorrowful time. Kathy (Mueller) Erickson "

Arlene Berge wrote on Aug 20, 2021:

"I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Delores. I remember the fun times we had living on the farm and sharing songs with her, Marilyn and Katerine. And, of course, the games of rook and whatever else we found to do. So long ago but such good memories. Arlene Berge (Rude) "

Brenda Oian Vust wrote on Aug 19, 2021:

"Offering our sincere condolences over the passing of Delores...yet holding on to many fond memories - her bright smile and great sense of humor. She will be missed. Brenda Oian Vust and family"

Liz Lassen wrote on Aug 16, 2021:

"Arnie and family, so sorry for your loss. Richard & Liz Lassen"

Laurie Kennedy wrote on Aug 16, 2021:

"My deepest sympathies to Arnie, Connie, and Duane. I have missed seeing your smiling faces in church since your move to Winona. "

pat blum wrote on Aug 16, 2021:

"Connie, Sorry for your loss. You aew in our prayers. Brenda and Pat Blum"

Richard Fischer wrote on Aug 16, 2021:

"Armor I\'m sorry for the loss of your partner. You and your family share the memories often. My sympathy."

Bev Ammann wrote on Aug 15, 2021:

"Connie. Sorry for your loss. You and your family have my sympathy. Bev "

Sandy Melville wrote on Aug 15, 2021:

"Connie and Duane, My condolences for the loss of your mother. With heartfelt sympathy Sandy ( Giles ) Melville"

Shirley Evenson Garness wrote on Aug 15, 2021:

"Delores and Arnold always attended our class reunions with our Rushford Class of \'53 - the last one being just 3 years ago. Delores was very proud of her home & family, -their vegetable garden in Lewiston was wonderful and so lovely.. With deepest sympathy to Arnold & all her family."

Vee Ann Patzner wrote on Aug 15, 2021:

"we had been neighbors to Arnie and Delores for over 40 years. We enjoyed our trips to Waumadee for chicken on our birthday`s. Exceptuonally good neighbors. Vee Ann and Jerome Patzner "

maureen schauble wrote on Aug 15, 2021:

"So very sorry for your loss?. I remember talking with Mrs. Oldham many days when taking the shortcut home from the pool?.. thoughts are with you all! "

Fred and Marilyn Crossfield wrote on Aug 14, 2021:

"Our thoughts and prayers to the Oldham family. RIP Delores"