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Jeffrey E. Oliphant 1982-2017

February 14, 2017
Emmetsburg News

GRAETTINGER -- Funeral service for Jeffrey Oliphant is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger. The Joyce-Alesch Funeral Home in Graettinger is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at Bank Plus: 201 W Robbins St., Graettinger, IA 51342, in care of the Jeff Oliphant Memorial Fund.

Jeffrey E. Oliphant, son of Maxine Marie (Thompson) Buchholz and Phil E. Oliphant, was born April 16, 1982 in Independence. He attended Pocahontas High School and Iowa Lakes Community College where he received a degree in construction.

On Nov. 28, 2015, Jeff was united in marriage to Brooke Gale Edwards at Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger.

Jeff ran the columns line at Energy Panel Structures in Graettinger. He loved his job and the people he worked with. Jeff enjoyed riding horses, four wheeling, cooking, dancing and fishing. After a stressful day, he liked to take a peaceful drive with his pups, listening to music. More than anything, Jeff loved to spend time with all of his family - his nieces and nephews, and especially his daughters and Brooke.

On Thursday, Feb. 8, 2017, Jeff passed away in Graettinger.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Brooke of Graettinger; parents: Maxine Buchholz (Phil) of Pocahontas, Phil Oliphant (Cathy) of El Reno, OK; daughters: Summer, Lillian and Madlyn; maternal grandparents: Edwin and Judy (Wittenberg) Thompson of Winthrop, IA; paternal grandfather, Dale "Papa" Oliphant of Rowley, IA; sister, Cayla Marie Frerk of Pocahontas; father and mother-in-law: Gary and Debbie (Harris) Edwards of Graettinger; three step-brothers: Austin Buchholz of Truesdale and Landon and Reese Botchlet of El Reno, OK; step-sister, Stephanie Daughenbaugh (Ron) of Cibolo, TX; step-sister-in-law, Caitlin Buchholz of Storm Lake; brother-in-law: Bob Edwards (Amber) of Graettinger; sister-in-law: Ashley DeMoss (George) of Graettinger; and many nieces and nephews.

Jeff was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Connie (Peck) Oliphant; and his step-brother, Cole Buchholz.

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