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Oliver Girard Principe

September 21, 1978 - December 3, 2023
Racine, WI



Wednesday, January 10, 2024
11:00 AM CST
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
6400 Spring Street
Racine, WI 53406

Life Story / Obituary


Oliver Girard Principe, age 45, passed away on Sunday December 3, 2023, at his residence. Oliver was born in Kenosha on September 21, 1978, son of Charles and Claire (nee: Girard) Principe.

Oliver attended St. Lucy Catholic grade school and graduated from Washington Park High School “Class of 1997” where he was a state qualifier on their wrestling team. Furthering his education, Oliver attained a master’s degree in Finance/Accounting from UW-Parkside. Through the years, he has been employed with UPS, Johnson Controls and most currently with Briggs-Stratton. In his spare time, Oliver enjoyed cooking, going to concerts and ball games with friends, playing league softball and darts. He was an avid golfer and patiently spent time with his mom on the course.

Oliver will be dearly missed by his mother, Claire (Dale) Weber; stepbrother, Darren (Sue) Weber; godmother Janet (Frank) Baloun; godchildren Myah Niedfeldt, Madison and Mason Juras; aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many, many good friends. Oliver was preceded in death by grandparents, his father Charles Principe in 1998, and his godfather Jack (Margaret) Principe in 2022.

The family extends heartfelt gratitude to the faithful friends who brought so much joy into Oliver’s life, his friends’ parents who generously welcomed Oliver into their homes throughout his childhood, sharing their love, wisdom and family values, and the teachers and coaches who devoted thousands of hours to developing a bright, fun-loving boy into a man of fine character. Special thanks to those who have given strong support to the family at this difficult time.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring Street, Racine WI, with visitation preceding. In lieu of flowers, Mass intentions and donations to St. Lucy Catholic School are suggested.