OLTMAN, Gerald 1953-1978
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Date: 3/9/2017 at 07:19:08
Dike Man Killed In Two Car Crash On 57 Early Saturday
A 24-year-old Dike man, Gerald Oltman, was killed in a two car collision at 2:13 a.m. Saturday on Highway 57 three-quarters of a mile southwest of Cedar Falls.
According to the Black Hawk county sheriff's office, Oltman was westbound on Highway 57 in a 1966 Chevrolet.
The Oltman car was left of the center line when it went into the south ditch, re-entered the highway, and was struck broadside in the eastbound lane by a 1976 Chevrolet driven by Stacy Stoehr, 19, of Gladbrook.
She was not injured.
Oltman was dead at the scene.
No charges have been filed.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 September 1978, pg 12
Services For Gerald Oltman Sept. 26
Funeral services were Tuesday morning, Sept. 26, 1978 for Gerald Oltman, 24, who died Saturday in a two-car accident east of Dike on Highway 57. Services were at the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church west of Fern.
The Rev. Carl Regnerus officiated at the 10:30 a.m. service. Vocal music of "Does Jesus Care" and "How Great Thou Art" were sung by Wayne Arends. Accompanist was Mrs. Clarence Walterman who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
Casketbearers were Ralph Oltman, Roger Oltman, Dicky Dean Oltman, Steven Druvenga, Dennis Dreesman and Timothy Tripp. Ushers were George Krull, Charles Freese, Glen Patterson and Jake B. Engelkes. Flower ladies were Mrs. George Krull, Mrs. Dick Kruger and Mrs. Jake Kruger. Burial was in the Pleasant Valley Church cemetery.
Gerald Oltman was born Dec. 29 at Sumner, Iowa, the son of Ernest and Ada Jepson Oltman. During his high school career at Dike he was active in wrestling, track and football. He was a 1972 graduate of the Dike Community School. He had been employed at the Alumaline Cutlery Co. of Dike since graduation.
He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Oltman of Dike, two sisters, Mrs. Larry (Anne) Lampe of Sumner, and Mrs. Larry (Lois) Isley of Cedar Falls, two brothers, John P. of Cedar Falls and James D. of Minneapolis, Minn., and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Alice Oltman of Holland.
The Dike Funeral Chapel, who were in charge of the arrangements, held viewing at the Chapel on Monday from noon to 9 p.m. Early Tuesday morning the casket was taken to the church for viewing prior to the services.
A memorial fund has been established.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 September 1978, pg 8
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