Stephen Michael Oliver

December 10, 1951July 5, 2021

Stephen Michael Oliver, 69 of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021. Mike was born on December 10, 1951 to the late James Vinton and Bernice Marguerite Gillogly Oliver. Mike was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Rushville Masonic Lodge, Past District Deputy, Past Master of Lancaster Lodge and Rushville Lodge and member of Columbus Area N-Scale Train Club. Mike was co-founder of Standing Stone Strings & Things, Harmony Harvest and Dulcimer Festival. In addition to playing and teaching the dulcimer, Mike enjoyed reading history books, dachshunds, trains and playing Santa Claus. He graduated from Gallia Academy HS in 1969 and Rio Grande College in 1973. Michael is survived by his loving wife of almost 47 years, Marlene Oliver, sister, nieces and nephews; step father, Raymond George and sister-in-law. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends and family may visit on Friday, July 9, 2021 from 2-4PM & 6-8PM at the HALTEMAN-FETT & DYER FUNERAL HOME. The funeral service will take place at 11:00 am Saturday with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Lutheran Church of our Savior, 1920 W. Fair Ave, Lancaster, Ohio.


  • The Lutheran Church of our Savior


  • Visitation

    Friday, July 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, July 10, 2021


Stephen Michael Oliver

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Charlene Wilkins

July 8, 2021

Marlene, sorry to read of the passing of Mike. He was such a talented man and I’m sure a blessed husband. Miss our craft get togethers at FMC.
Take care Charlene ❤️🙏