OELMANN, Ernest D. 1897-1987
OELMANN, ARENDS, JASPERS
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Date: 2/25/2017 at 16:18:35
Ernest Oelmann Services Held
Funeral services for Ernest Dietrich Oelmann were held at the East Friesland Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., on Tuesday, February 17, with Rev. Donald Martin officiating.
The East Friesland Choir sang "Under His Wings" and two congregational hymns, "Blessed Assurance" and "When We All Get to Heaven" were sung. Debra Oelmann was the organist.
Casket bearers were David Tharp, Bob Tharp, Scott Oelmann, Dirk Geerdes, Kent Geerdes, Brad Oelmann and Jeff Lindaman.
Ushers were Delbert J. Lindaman, Fred Feikes and Bill Koop.
Interment was in the East Friesland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Ackley, IA.
Ernest Oelmann was born February 18, 1897, one of eight children born to Anton and Anke (Arends) Oelmann. He died on February 14.
He grew up on the farm across the road from the East Friesland Church. He attended school at German #9 and took a short course in agriculture at what is now UNI, at Cedar Falls.
In 1918, Ernest served his country with the U.S. Army in World War I.
On August 11, 1923, he married Florence Jaspers. They raised five children; Myrle, Donald, Anna Mae, Leonard and Darlene.
Ernest joined East Friesland Presbyterian Church April 1, 1917. He taught Sunday School, held offices of Deacon and Elder in the church and sang in the Men's Chorus and choir during his 70 years of membership.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Fanna Jaspers Oelmann, and infant daughter, Ruth Marie; four brothers, Arend, Henry, John and William; and two sisters, Sophie Neuberger and Esther Lindaman.
Ernest leaves his wife, Florence; his children: Myrle Lindaman and husband, Lloyd of Iowa Falls; Donald and his wife, Shirley of Ackley; Anna Mae Tharp and husband, Russell, of Washington, IL; Leonard and his wife, Marlene of Ackley; Darlene Gerdes and husband, Richard of Ackley; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Ellen Gross of Ackley.
Brandt and Fritz Funeral Home of Ackley was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
--Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 February 1987, pg 10
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