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OELMANN, Donald E. 1928-2017


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:10

Donald Oelmann, 89, of Iowa Falls, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Hansen Family Hospital, under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice. Funeral services will be 10:30 am Monday, October 9, 2017 at the East Friesland Presbyterian Church, rural Ackley. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 pm on Sunday, October 8 at the Woodley Funeral Home. Woodley Funeral Home, LLC of Iowa Falls is caring for Don and his family.

Donald Ernest Oelmann was born on July 3, 1928 on the family farm to Ernest and Florence (Jaspers) Oelmann. He attended country school and graduated from Ackley High School. On August 17, 1971 Don was united in marriage to Shirley (Swift) Oelmann.

Don was raised on his family farm which borders East Friesland Presbyterian Church, where he faithfully served and attended his entire life. He was a Trustee, served on the Session and sang in the menís and combined choirs. His passion was the family farm, and from a young age, worked for his father. Later, he would form a partnership with his brother Leonard until he retired at age 70. He served on the Board of Directors at the Ackley State Bank for several years. Don loved to golf and was in the menís golf league at the Ackley Country Club and was an active golf member of Highland in Iowa Falls. He enjoyed following football, especially the Packers and the Iowa Hawkeyes as well as watching his grandchildren play. Don and Shirley routinely drove to their beloved condo at Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, MO where he got a kick out of taking his family for a spin on the boat. The couple also loved to dance, and could really cut a rug! They were active members of the Iowa Falls Elks Lodge #1674 and enjoyed many evenings with friends and family there. Don always enjoyed the large family gatherings with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Donald Oelmann is survived by his wife, Shirley Oelmann of Iowa Falls, Iowa; his children, Deanna (Dick) Roelfs of Ackley, Iowa, Jane (Rex) Scatena of Saint Helena, California, Donald Scott (Linda) Oelmann of Waterloo, Iowa, Sinda (Chad) Mulford of Iowa Falls, Iowa and Alana (Les) Meyer of Ackley, Iowa; ten grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Leonard (Marlene) Oelmann of Ackley, Iowa and two sisters, Myrle Lindaman of Iowa Falls, Iowa and Anna Mae Tharp of Peoria, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Darlene Gerdes and a daughter, Sally Blanton.

The house in which Donald lived has a vacant chair. He has reported for higher duty in his eternal home. He has met the Master face to face!

--Woodley Funeral Home (www.woodleyfuneralhome.com)


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