Forrest Wayne Oliver, age 84, of Hiawatha, Kansas died Thursday, August 4, 2011. Forrest was born February 16, 1927 in Stella, Nebraska, the son of Walter and Lula (Doss) Oliver. He graduated from Sulfer Springs High School in Sulfer Springs, Arkansas and then served in the Navy during World War II. After his Navy service Forrest was an over the road truck driver for 12 years. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Forrest wrote computer programs for the defense department and industry. He resided in San Diego, California for 23 years and traveled extensively throughout the country writing computer programs. On September 23, 1955 he was united in marriage to Ilene Smith in Lincoln, Nebraska. Forrest enjoyed time spent with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Roy Oliver and Leonard Oliver.
Survivors include his wife, Ilene of the home; a step-daughter, Kathleen Pinson and her husband Rick of Edina, Missouri; two step grandchildren, Eric Morrison and Gretchen Haage; two step great-grandchildren, Aaron Haage and Tahnee Forquer; one step great-great grandchild, Katie Haage; a brother, Glenn Oliver of Lincoln, Nebraska; a sister, Norma Orr of Lincoln, Nebraska; and many nieces and nephews.
Forrest was cremated and no services are planned at this time.