Lebanon Reporter


November 26, 2013

Michael F. "Mike" Oetker

Michael F. “Mike” Oetker, 52, of Lebanon, died Nov. 21, 2013.

Mike was born May 31, 1961, in Iowa, the son of Omer Harry and Kathleen M. (Snyder) Oetker.

Mike worked with J.

B. Hunt Co. as a truck driver and had served in the United States Army as a paratrooper for over 20 years. Deployments included Grenada, Operation Desert Storm/Shield, and Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan.

His memberships included the American Legion in Lebanon, Patriot Guard Riders of Lebanon and the Lebanon Bowling League. His interests included bowling, fishing, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, golfing, Pittsburgh Steelers fan, Iowa Hawkeyes fan, community service and supporter of American Veterans and spending time with his family. Mike was very caring, giving, and willing to do anything for others. He kept his friends close and his family closer.

Survivors include his mother, Kathleen; wife, Denise Rae Oetker; son, Brad (Sarah) Oetker of Ft. Bragg, N.C.; daughter, Amber (Rich) Eady of Tuscon, Ariz.; grandchildren: Alexander Oetker and Alexia Eady; sister, Sheila Oetker of Kansas City, Mo.; and brother, Troy Oetker of Urbandale, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his father.

Family and friends will gather on Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 5 until 8 p.m. with funeral service at 7:30 p.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Mike will be laid to rest in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Legion Riders, c/o Lebanon American Legion Post 113, 1020 W. Hendricks Drive, Lebanon, IN 46052.

Online condolences may be made at www.



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