He was born March 13, 1919, in Vigo County, as the son of Albert and Margaret Bosler Oeding.
Following graduation from high school, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He married Margaret Walter, who has preceded him in death.
He worked as a farmer until retirement. He also worked as a school bus driver for the Clay Community School Corporation for 32 years.
He was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church and a member of American Legion Post 2.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Margaret Oeding, sister Ethel Kohmescher and brother James Oeding.
He is survived by sons Robert Oeding Jr. (Maureen), Corona de Mar, Calif., John Oeding (Brenda), Brazil, and Paul Oeding (Ann), Rossville, Ill., daughters Patricia Redenbarger (Philip), Center Point, Jeanne Howard (Billy), Brazil, and Anne Birkemeier (Gary), Reelsville, nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, brothers Richard Oeding (Betty), Metairie, La., and William Oeding, Terre Haute, and other extended family.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 30, at Moore Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Friday, at Annunciation Catholic Church, Brazil. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Terre Haute.
Memorial contributions may be made to Annunciation Catholic Church, 415 E. Church St., Brazil, Ind., 47834.
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