Chris Aaron Oliver, age 50, of Indianola, died Wednesday evening, August 25, 2021 at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life visitation for Chris to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 2nd at O'Leary Funeral Services in Norwalk.
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Chris' Life Story
Chris was born in Des Moines, IA to Marlene Rains and Ronald Oliver. He attended East High School prior to moving to Fort Myers, FL where he then graduated from Fort Myers High School.
Chris loved being outdoors. Whether it was camping, boating, or the pool in his country home backyard. That passion carried over to his yearly trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico with the many close friends that joined him. On weekends he wasn’t at the camper or on the boat; you could find him seeking a great deal at garage sales. Sports were also an important part of his life. He was a Buccaneer hockey season ticket holder, cheered on the Chicago Cubs, Greenbay Packers, and Iowa Hawkeye football. Keeping fit was important to him and he regularly was working out. Chris also loved cooking and food. His favorite place to be was Latitude 41 spending time with his family and friends, living his best life!
Chris was quite known for his positivity and happiness. If you knew Chris, you were a friend and your happiness became his happiness. With an infectious smile and contagious laugh, your spirits couldn’t help but be raised when you were in his presence. Quick-witted with a joke or a taunt but he always made you feel like you fit in and were important. He truly cared for the well-being of everyone around him. Chris loved and he loved hard. Whether family or friend and especially his queen. That was very apparent to anyone who was around them. He truly found his perfect life with his perfect partner. Chris and Heidi reconnected at east side night at the Iowa State Fair and celebrated that every year at the stop sign where it all began. This excerpt from their wedding sermon sums it up best.
“The other advice I’d give, you both already do well at, live. We all know too well, life is way too short and unpredictable. So many times we put things off for another day when we should be taking advantage of the moment to make a memory and experience something amazing. You both definitely aren’t afraid to seize the day and are a great catalyst to make others get out and join you. Don’t let that ease, everything else in life can be replaced, memories can’t”.
Chris is survived by his wife, or queen as he refers, Heidi Anne Oliver, parents Cliff (Stephanie) Bates, Shirley (Mark) Evenrude, children, Cory (Tory) Loney, Brandyn Loney, Mykenzie (Brenton) Scharlau, siblings, Shannon (Ricky) Martin, Chris (Crystal) Bates, nephews, Zach and Alex (Destiny), nieces, Mykaela, Camden, Harper, and great-niece and nephew Haizlee and Keegan. Along with so many others, he referred to as the best family and friends.
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