Kimberly Oelze

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Kimberly Oelze, 63, of Nashville, IL, born June 4, 1959, in Belleville, IL, passed away Monday, July 25, 2022, in Belleville, IL.

Kim graduated from Nashville High School in 1977 and became a registered nurse before becoming involved in the Oil and Gas industry. Working as the Secretary/Treasurer for Oelze Equipment Company, Elmer Oelze Jr. Oil, Oelze Production Company, and Oelze Supply. Kim was a member of industry related organizations such as Desk and Derrick, serving in many positions including President of the Little Egypt Desk and Derrick Club from 1987 to 1996. She was a charter member of the of Heartland Desk and Derrick Club of Southern Illinois and served as President.  In 2007, Kim served as Region II Director of the Association of Desk and Derrick.  She also served on the Illinois Petroleum Resource Board. Through her work to promote the Oil and Gas Industry Kim was Awarded the Petroleum Professional Woman of the Year by The Illinois Oil and Gas Association. She served as the first woman President of The Oil and Gas Association from 2011 to 2013.

Kim was also a member of the Original Kaskaskia Area Wilderness Inc. as well as The Okaw River Basin Coalition serving as Secretary for a number of years.

She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Oelze Jr.; maternal grandparents, Arnold and Grace (Long) Marquard; and paternal grandparents, Elmer Sr. and Lena (Hoepker) Oelze Sr.

Surviving are her mother, Marion E., nee Marquard, Oelze; three brothers, William A. and Lisa (Coe) Oelze, Jeffrey E. and Christina (Haake) Oelze, and Elmer Dean and Amanda (Case) Oelze; and seven nieces and nephews, Lauren Oelze, Ty Oelze,  Ethan Oelze, Colton Oelze, Kaitlyn Oelze, Alden Oelze, and Isla Oelze.

Memorials may be made to the Zion Cemetery Fund. Condolences may be expressed online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2022, at United Church of Christ, Addieville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2022, at United Church of Christ, Addieville, IL, with Rev. Beverly Kahle officiating.  Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery, Addieville, IL.

 

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25 Comments on Kimberly Oelze

Janice Hunter said : Guest Report Aug 11, 2022 at 1:24 PM

I was so sorry to hear that Kim had passed. I enjoyed her friendship and our time running around in high school. I especially remember a skiing trip during my winter break in my freshman year of college. My prayers go out to her family.

  • New Albany
  • OH
Judy Buckley said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2022 at 10:12 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. All of you are in our prayers, Desk and Derrick Club of Baton Rouge, La.

  • Baton Rouge
  • La.
linda1cms@yahoo.com said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2022 at 5:40 PM

Kim will forever be in my heart , she was so giving and concerned for those close to her , I remember many times we would hang out after school n especially , our 4-H projects , of which my sister n I would help her out with n visa versa , she helped so much with her dear your brothers , Jeff n Dean , she had many hidden qualities most people weren’t aware of , but I’m honored to have been her friend !! R.I.P. peace my dear friend !!!

  • Ashley
  • Illinois
Lisa Boester said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2022 at 3:43 PM

My deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved family member. My thoughts are with you.

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Mary Shubert said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2022 at 10:00 PM

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Was so sad to hear of Kim's illness and passing. We didnt see each other often but when we did we always had good talks. She will be missed. May she be at peace

  • Coulterville
  • IL
Johanna Lae said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2022 at 7:22 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. I met her through Desk and Derrick and thought she was a beautiful person! I was so impressed with her. D&D has another Angel! My prayers and thoughts are with Kim’s family.

  • Kenner
  • Louisiana
pwisely52@yahoo.com said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2022 at 7:07 PM

My thoughts and prayers to all the family so sorry to see this she was outsatandimg person

  • Portland
  • Texad
Joan Miles-Jones said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2022 at 12:47 PM

So sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. Sending sincerest condolences to her family.

  • Edwardsville
  • IL
Evelyn Green said : Guest Report Jul 29, 2022 at 8:31 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have known Kim for many years through Desk and Derrick and she will be missed.

  • San Antonio
  • Texas
Phillip May said : Guest Report Jul 29, 2022 at 8:07 AM

I am sorry to hear of Kim's passing. My sympathy to her family. When we ran into each other, we always had a nice conversation.

  • Nashville
  • IL
Marsha Bundy said : Guest Report Jul 29, 2022 at 7:46 AM

Thoughts and prayers to all, Kim will be missed. Marsha Collins Bundy

  • CARTERVILLE
  • IL
Betty Sachtleben said : Guest Report Jul 28, 2022 at 5:19 PM

My deepest sympathy to the family of Kim. God be with you during this difficult time.

  • Nashville
  • Illinois
Dale Richards said : Guest Report Jul 28, 2022 at 4:03 PM

I am so sorry to hear and read about her may God Be with all the family at this sad time

  • Germantown
  • Tennessee
gcfruendly@yahoo.com said : Guest Report Jul 28, 2022 at 3:20 PM

My deepest sympathy to all of Kim’s family. May God be with you and give you strength in the difficult time.❤️🙏🏻

  • Nashville
  • IL
BARBARA and Rick REIDELBERGER said : Guest Report Jul 28, 2022 at 12:14 PM

Our deepest sympathy to all of the family.

  • DUBOIS
  • IL
Susan (Kula) Taylor said : Guest Report Jul 28, 2022 at 8:42 AM

Kim and I became friends at NCHS and remained in contact through the years. I am very saddened and send my condolences to her mother and brothers, sisters-in-law and families. She loved you all and was constantly concerned for your well-being. From one nurse to another, I love you Kim!

  • Nashville
  • Tennessee
Pat Krupp Bundy said : Guest Report Jul 28, 2022 at 8:30 AM

So sorry to hear of Kim's passing. Sending hugs and prayers to her family!

  • Frostproof
  • FL
Pat Krupp Bundy said : Guest Report Jul 28, 2022 at 8:28 AM

So sorry to hear of Kim's passing. Prayers and hugs for her mother and brothers!

  • Frostproof
  • FL
Joyce Elsesser said : Guest Report Jul 28, 2022 at 7:58 AM

So sorry to hear of Kim‘s passing. My deepest sympathies to the whole family.

  • Nashville
  • Il
Peggy brinkmann said : Guest Report Jul 28, 2022 at 7:14 AM

I was surprised to see that your sister,/daughter passed away. You have my sympathy. Peggy Brinkmann

  • Carlyle
  • Il
Pamela Sabo said : Guest Report Jul 28, 2022 at 7:04 AM

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I have had many a great conversation with Kim. We always ran into each other at the Post Office and she was always friendly and sweet. She will be missed. Sending my condolences to you all.

  • Martin
  • TN
Shirley said : Guest Report Jul 28, 2022 at 6:18 AM

Sincere sympathy to all the family.

  • Frankfort
  • Il
magnum4858@gmail.com said : Guest Report Jul 27, 2022 at 10:31 PM

This lady was the kindest most giving lady you could meet. I was so proud to call her one of the best friends I could and will ever have. I have no family but I consider her my sister . I’m so very sad to loose this very good friend and I hope her family knows the beautiful soul they list👍

  • Sunrise Beach
  • Mo
Tom &Vickie Anderson said : Guest Report Jul 27, 2022 at 7:01 PM

Our Deepest Sympathy to the family and friends of Kim Oelze. DonAnderson Co., Inc. Tom, Vickie, Thomas & Ethan.

  • Hoffman
  • Illinois
Karin Scott said : Guest Report Jul 27, 2022 at 4:47 PM

Kim we met in Nursing School at Kaskaskia College, Centralia IL and graduated 1980. My Matron of Honor for my Wedding. Wonderful memories from our girls trip to Hawaii in 1981. Our paths didn’t cross for many years. Kim, so saddened by your death. Kim, may you RIP in heaven! My condolences to your Mother, Brothers & family. Sincerely, Karin ( Wilson ) Scott. ❤️🙏🏻🌹

  • Maryville
  • IL

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