In Memory

Michael Oyler

Mile's niece Natalie tells us of his passing in 1984. She has asled us to ask for more photos of Mike. If you have a photo please post it on this page or contact Skip or Sandy Gladfelter at

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04/26/10 07:44 PM #1    

Melvin "Skip" Fritze

This is very off the cuff, but Mike was my best friend. He died in the 1980's in Wisconsin from cancer.  He was married and a school teacher. He had a brother Gary Oyler, also a grad (and State Wrestling Champ) of THS in 1962. Don't know where he is, but was a fireman in Topeka. They also had a sister named Karen.  Perhaps some of the family can fill in or correct me, and I apologize if my facts are wrong.

04/27/10 09:43 AM #2    

Michael A. Tyree

Skip, I consider Gary to be my best friend, albeit we have hardly any contact due to my moving to KY in 1973.Mike and I were also close.I visited Mike several times while he was a student @ Concordia College in Nebraska.  Gary is listed in the Topeka phone book in Quinton Heights area where he is retired as a Topeka fire fighter. Actually, Mike was a school principal when he retired and his wife Bertha is still living. Their sister Karen(my first love as a matter of fact) died recently. So, Gary has had a difficult time, having lost his brother & sister plus their mother was killed in an auto accident when they were in their teens. Gary's dad died recently too after working well into his very senior years @ Stratton's Hardware store.

04/27/10 03:18 PM #3    

Melvin "Skip" Fritze

Appreciate the update. I did know but had forgotten,  that their mom (Dorothy?) died in auto accident.

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