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Eiko (Helen) (Sakurai) Oldham

March 1, 1928 ~ April 30, 2020 (age 92)


Eiko (“Helen”) Oldham, 92, of Peru, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at her residence.

She was born in Tokyo, Japan on March 1, 1928 to Isamatsu and Uta Sakurai.  She married Floyd Oldham, and he preceded her in death on April 13, 2015.  Helen was a high school graduate, and retired from Modine Manufacturing Co. in Logansport, where she was a factory worker.

She is survived by her son, Robert (wife Paula) Oldham of Mesquite, Texas, and grandson Scott Oldham of Garland, Texas.  Also, brothers Tachi Sakurai and Tadanori Sakurai, and sisters Takako Sakurai and Kimeko Sakurai.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru.

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