Clifford Eugene Oldenburg

Clifford Eugene Oldenburg, age 82, went to his heavenly home on Monday, October 18, 2021. Clifford will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Doris of 59 years; children, Mark (Beth) Oldenburg and Laura (David) Foran; grandchildren, Matthew and Ryan Oldenburg, Megan and Emily Foran; sister, Inez Kopperman; niece, Sherry Reed. For 4 years, Clifford served his country in the Navy. Clifford and Doris early in their marriage, managed A&W drive-ins in Kalamazoo. He and his wife started The Oldenburg Company where they worked side by side for 25 years, and with his son Mark for 15 years before he retired. Clifford also served the Gideons by traveling around the United States speaking on their behalf for 30 years. Funeral services for Clifford will be held on Saturday, October 23 at 11am at Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 1601 Post Drive NE, Belmont. His family will greet relatives and friends from 10 to 11am leading up to the funeral service at the funeral home. Contributions may be given to The Gideons Interantional, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800 or online at Condolences may be left online at

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October 22, 2021 1:13pm

I am so sad to hear that Cliff has passed away but I realize that he is in a better place.  My condolences go out to the family.  I first learned of Cliff when he was in the navy and Doris was a best friend of mine when we went to Central High in Kalamazoo back in the 1960’s.  We have remained friends since.  Cliff had a wonderful sense of humor but was always very quite when I saw him.  He will always be remembered in my thoughts.  May God give his family peace during this time of sorrow.

- Sims Elizabeth

October 22, 2021 12:18am

My deepest prayers and love to all of you during this difficult time. Cliff was a wonderful man and his life will live on through his dear family. May his memories bring you comfort and peace. 🙏🏻❤️

- Leonardi-Comer Gina

October 21, 2021 9:49pm

Praying for the family, although I haven’t seen ya’ll for over 30 years, remember our time at Equitable, doing laundry while watching Mark and Laura, Mark mowing my grass - Doris and I playing paddle ball - Cliff’s quiet humor.  My thoughts are with all of you.

- Jackie Brodie

October 21, 2021 9:29pm

I love you grandpa so much. I could always count on you to watch over from me. I hate that it has to be from this perspective but god gained not only an angel but a best friend.

- Emily Foran

October 21, 2021 8:59pm

So sorry for your loss neighbor, may God bless you Laura and your family❤️❤️

- Sandi Cervantes

October 20, 2021 2:48pm

I am saddened and sorry to see this. Cliff had a great financial mind, a wry sense of humor and unwavering faith. My thoughts and prayers go his family and friends but particularly to Doris, Mark and Beth. God’s blessings to you all.

- Chip King

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