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Robert Wayne Oien

March 7, 1936 — April 13, 2021

Robert Wayne Oien, age 84, of Yankton and formerly of Volin, SD passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital with family at his side.
Robert was born July 3rd, 1936 in Yankton to John and Clara (Johnson) Oien. Robert attended and graduated from Gayville High school. He was a member of the United States Army and served from April 17th, 1956 until September 3rd, 1958. After his honorable discharge from the Army Robert met Norma Stock and they were married on July 3rd, 1961, in Pipestone Minnesota, just short of 60 years of marriage together.
Robert and Norma lived in Yankton where they began their family before moving to rural Volin and resided there until moving into Volin and later back into Yankton. Robert spent 43 years working for the Yankton County Highway Department until his retirement.
Robert enjoyed tending to his garden, spending time with his grandkids, collecting old tractors, spending his last few winters in Arizona, and spending time traveling with Norma. Robert always loved having company over, visiting, and being able to share stories of his younger days. Robert was a member of the American Legion, the Volin town board, Volin Volunteer Fire Department, the Volin First Responders, and was a Deacon at Faith United Church, rural Volin.
Robert is survived by daughters, Cindy (Scott) Hendricks (Sioux Falls), Koni (Ron) Knutson (Crescent, Iowa), and Shari (Paul) Gustad (Volin), and son Mike (Shelly) Oien (Kilmarnock, VA); grandchildren Chris Bye and Morgan Werner (Gayville), Mathew and Shania Bye (Gayville), Nicole Bye (Brookings, SD), Sara (Nick) Knutson (Omaha), Kirstin (Matt) La Roe (Omaha), Elizabeth (Kole) Wynia (Avon), Nicholas Sayler (Lesterville), Laura (Matt) Lyngstad (Irene) and Mark (Chelsea) Gustad (Volin), as well as 20 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Kenneth (Louise) of Yankton and Gene (Mary) of Machesney Park, IL, and sisters Jeanette (Marlin) Hizel of Mesa, AZ and Phyllis Nelson of Mesa, AZ.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and brothers – Orvin, Clayton, Larry, and Henry Oien. A few short days later, Robert was joined by the love of his life, Norma.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Friday, April 30, 2021

Starts at 7:00 am (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home, Yankton

807 W 31st Hwy 50, Yankton, SD 57078

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Memorial Service

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home, Yankton

807 W 31st Hwy 50, Yankton, SD 57078

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Burial

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Vangen Church Cemetery

Mission Hill, SD 57046

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