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Eileen Ida Oldenburg

December 7, 1929 — June 12, 2023


Eileen Ida Oldenburg was born on December 7, 1929, in Immanuel Hospital in Mankato, Minnesota to Elwin and Melinda Schubbe. She was the second of nine children.  Eileen married Robert Lee Oldenburg on October 14, 1950.  She and her husband raised two sons and one daughter, Steve, Dan, and Kim.  The things that meant the most in life to Eileen were her Lord and Church, family, sports, and work.

Eileen grew up on a farm and attended 1st through 8th grade in a one-room schoolhouse with one teacher on Perch Lake. She attended Mapleton High School for one year and for her last three years, attended and graduated from Pemberton High School. While in high school, she worked at Al’s Cash Grocery. She would work full-time in the summer from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays during the school year from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and made $25.00 per week. As a senior in high school, she worked during income tax time for an attorney in Mapleton. After graduation, she attended Mankato Commercial College. To help pay for college, she was a live-in for a family, helping with household chores and also worked part time at a drug store soda fountain.

At eighteen years old, Eileen finished her first set of books successfully at Commercial College, but because of financial difficulty, the president for the college sent her for an interview at Mankato Mills. She was hired for payroll, salesman commission and bonus, manufacturing feed, developing percentages of all types produced.

Eileen married Robert Oldenburg on October 14, 1950. She resigned from Mankato Mills to accompany her husband on his first assignment at F.E. Warren Air Force. F.E. Warren Air Force Base was training command at that time and included 10,000 students. It was almost impossible to find housing or a job. Eileen finally found a job at Schliechers Bakery. She worked 6 days a week and made $30.00 per week. They only had one vehicle and so Eileen would walk approximately 1 ½ miles to work each day.

Eileen took the Civil Service test and applied for the State of Wyoming. She was hired by Civil Service as a file clerk. She later got a job at the VA hospital in engineering. She resigned from her position so that she could start her family. She and her husband raised two boys and one daughter, Steve who was born in January of 1953, Dan who was born in May of 1954 and Kimberle who was born in August of 1957.

Eight Siblings:

Elwin H. Schubbe


Springfield, MN

Donald D. Schubbe


Bemidji, MN

Glenn D. Schubbe


Pemberton, MN

James L. Schubbe


Fishers, IN

Charles H. Schubbe


Mapleton, MN

Marvin D. Schubbe


Mapleton, MN

Shirley Mae Thompson


Sandstone, MN

Carol Ann Grams


Janesville, MN








Eileen’s Family:

    • Children, Grandchildren, and great grandchildren
      • Steven Lee Oldenburg
        • Married Joyce Moore
        • Children:
          • Lee Michael Oldenburg
            • Married Sandra Bickerton
            • Children:
              • Landon Lee Oldenburg
              • Layne Alexandria Oldenburg
          • Clint Steven Oldenburg
  • Married Shawnna Adamson
  • Children:
    • Cameron Lee Oldenburg
    • Cooper Steven Oldenburg
      • Daniel Robert Oldenburg
        • Married to Judy Mann
        • Children:
          • Kathryn (Katy) Oldenburg Tompkins
            • Married Nick Tompkins
            • Children:
              • Paloma Gabrielle Tompkins
              • Holden Tompkins
          • Sarah Patricia Oldenburg
            • Married Luke Martinson
            • Children:
              • Maxwell Martinson DOD 10/16/2015
              • Mabel Danielle Jones (DOD 6/17/2010)
              • Penelope Jude Martinson
              • Tilia (Tilly) Rose Martinson
          • Reed Daniel Oldenburg
  • Married Candace Garman
  • Children:  Ruby Annette Oldenburg
      • Kimberle Marie (Oldenburg) Dyer
        • Married Danny D Dyer




  • Survivors:
    • Six siblings
    • Three children
    • Five grandchildren
    • Nine great grandchildren
    • Numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews


  • Preceding her in death:
    • Grandparents:
      • Herman and Ida Schubbe
      • Daniel and Elizabeth Benz
    • Parents:
      • Elwin and Melinda Schubbe
    • Children’s Spouses:
  • Joyce Moore Oldenburg (Steve)
  • Judith Mann Oldenburg (Dan)
  • Danny D Dyer (Kim)
    • Siblings:
      • Elwin H Schubbe
      • Glenn D Schubbe
    • Great Grandchildren:
      • Mabel Danielle Jones
      • Maxwell Martinson

Eileen’s Work History:

  • Places of Employment:
    • Al’s Cash Grocery – Mapleton, MN
    • Archers-Daniel’s Co. (Mankato Mills) – Mankato, MN
    • Schleichers Bakery – Cheyenne, WY
    • U.S. Civil Services – Administration and V.A. Hospital – Cheyenne, WY
    • State of Wyoming – Purchasing, Welfare Department, Recreation Department, Health and Social Services – Cheyenne, WY
    • DePaul Hospital – Administration/Director of Business Office, Accounting, Data Processing, and Planning Office – Cheyenne, WY
    • Ivinson Memorial Hospital – Assistant Administrator of Finance and Accounting Administrator – Laramie, WY
    • South Lincoln Medical Center – Administrator – Kemmerer, WY
    • Independent Living
      • Pointe Frontier – Manager – Cheyenne, WY
      • Covenant Woods – Manager – Columbus, GA
      • Riverton Seratoma Foundation dba Homestead Living – Personal Care, Manager – Riverton, WY
      • Country Club Living – Manager – Wheatland, WY
  • Affiliations and Honors:
    • Wyoming Certificate of Need Board-Chairman
    • Wyoming Health Care Financial Management Association
      • Past President
      • Past Program Chairman
      • Past Treasurer
      • Board of Directors
    • Healthcare Financial Management Association
      • National Matrix Board
      • National Graham L. Davis Award-Judging Committee
      • National Board of Directors
      • National Frederick C. Morgan Award Committee
      • National Nominating Committee
      • Fullmer Award – 1978
      • Reeves Award – 1980
      • Muncies Award – 1984
      • Founders Medal of Honor – 1989
    • Sunflower Chapter, Healthcare Financial Management Association
      • Honorary Member
    • American Society of Women Accountants
    • American Business Women’s Association
    • Capital City Business and Professional Women
      • Treasurer
    • Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce-Executive Committee of the Board
      • Member of Governmental Affairs
      • Member of Military Affairs committee
    • Who’s Who in the West-18th Edition-1982-1983
    • Wyoming Hospital Association
    • Member of the Quality Health Care Foundation
    • Member of the American Association of Assisted Living
    • Kemmerer and Cheyenne Rotary Clubs
    • Kemmerer Chamber of Commerce
    • Appointed to Health and Medical Services Advisory Council
    • Appointed to State Task Force on Board and Care
    • Appointed to Governor’s Computer Technology Advisor Council
    • Appointed to the AARP Legislative Committee
  • Member:
    • Our Savior Lutheran Church
    • St. John’s Lutheran – Mapleton, MN – taught Sunday school for 5 years
    • Trinity Lutheran – taught Sunday school for 5 years
    • King of Glory Lutheran Church
    • Frontier Days committees (1. Security 2. Indians)
    • Wyoming Legislator – Clerical Assistant
    • Electoral Judge – Laramie County
    • Driver for Meals on Wheels
  • Educational Activities:
    • General Electric Strategic Planning Course
    • Health Care Financial Management Association
      • Various courses at State and National Levels
    • IBM
      • System 3 Design and Implementation
    • University of Wyoming Extension
      • One year accounting
    • LaSalle Extension University
      • Two years accounting
    • Mankato Commercial College

Services will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 11am on Saturday, July 1. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Our Savior Lutheran Church and Our Savior Pre-School Scholarship Fund; 5101 Dell Range Blvd, Cheyenne, WY 82009.

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