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OLTMAN, Ernest 1914-2000


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/9/2017 at 07:43:25

Ernest Oltman, 85

Ernest Oltman, of Waterloo formerly of Dike, passed away on Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo of natural causes. He attained the age of 85 years, 10 months and 13 days.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church in rural Holland. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pastor Russell Muillenberg and Pastor Marvin Cleair officiated. Full military rites were conducted by the Dike American Legion Post No. 471. A memorial fund has been established.

Ernest was born October 1, 1914, in Allison the son of Dick and Alice (Swygman) Oltman. Ernest attended country school in Butler County until the eighth grade. He joined the Army Air Corp. in July 1942 and served until December 1945. He was united in marriage to Ada Goldthorpe on Nov. 12, 1945, in Ashton-under-Lyne Lancashire, England. Ada passed away in 1985.

Ernie farmed for 35 years and retired from farming in 1976. He also ran a custom corn sheller for 10 years and did carpentry work. Ernie worked for the University of Northern Iowa as a custodian for 12 years. On April 30, 1988 Ernest married Mary Duncan in Waterloo.

Ernie was a member of the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church in rural Holland where he served as an Elder, Deacon, usher and was handy with church repairs. He was a member of the Dike American Legion Post #471.

Survivors include his wife Mary of Waterloo; two daughters, Anne and her husband Larry Lampe and Lois Marienau of Cedar Falls; two sons, John and his wife Karen Oltman of Cedar Falls and James Oltman of Minneapolis, MN; a step-son, Gary and his wife Lucy Duncan of Waterloo; a step-daughter, Linda and her husband Sam Ginn of West Des Moines; six grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Ben and his wife Hilda Oltman of Parkersburg; four sisters, Helen Druvenga of Parkersburg, Trena Dreesman of Dike, Fannie Bruns and her husband William of Dike and Jadean and her husband Jim Tripp of Reinbeck; and a sister-in-law, Frances Oltman of Stout.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Ada in 1985; a son: Gerald Oltman in 1978; three brothers: Dick Oltman Jr., Reiner Oltman and John Oltman; two brothers-in-law: Sam Dreeseman and Henry Druvenga; a sister-in-law: Anna Mae Oltman.

Dike Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 August 2000, pg 9


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