James A. "Butch" Oldani
James A. “Butch” Oldani, 91, of Springfield, died at 12:25 pm, Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Heritage Health. He was born September 9, 1926 in Springfield to James L. and Valda Kidwell Oldani. He married Rachel J. Grime in 1948 and she preceded him in death on February 17, 2014.
Survivors include five children, Diane Crawford of Fox River Grove, Gary (Patty) Oldani and Michael (Vicki) Oldani, both of Springfield, Victoria (Jeff) Anderson of Mt. Pulaski and Kelly (Larry) Booth of Middletown; eighteen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; two sisters, Audrey Dye and Shirley Oldani both of Springfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Steven Oldani; one brother, Louis Oldani and one sister Norma Gvazdinskas.
James was a US Navy veteran. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church and was an avid golfer. He was co-owner of R.D. Lawrence Construction Company.
Funeral Service: Private services will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or American Diabetes Association.
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