Ray Frederick Oltmann

Born: Wed., Aug. 21, 1935
Died: Thu., Apr. 9, 2020


Graveside Service

Location: St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery


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Ray Frederick Oltmann, 84  of Nokomis, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at his home. 

Ray was born August 21, 1935 to Elinor (Miller) and Lester Oltmann in Hillsboro, Illinois.  Ray was a high school graduate of Nokomis High School with the Class of 1953.  He and Barbara J. Lowe were married November 25, 1956  at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Nokomis and she survives.   Ray was a grain and swine farmer and enjoyed square dancing, travel and was an IH collector.

In addition to his wife Ray is survived by his sons Larry (Ramona) Oltmann of Clarksville, TN, Michael (Gabrielle) Oltmann of Nokomis and daughter, Debra (Mitchell) Lefler of Stronghurst, IL, grandchildren Marci Oltmann of Clarksville, TN, Erika (Kyle) Fortner of Nokomis, Heather (Kyle) Brozka of Spanaway, WA, Brad (Kathleen) Oltmann of Nokomis, Garret Lefler of Davenport, IA and Rachel Lefler of Ames, IA., great grandchildren Hunter and Brooklyn Fortner, Teagan Oltmann all of Nokomis and Aria Brozka of Spanaway, WA.

Ray was preceded in death by his grandchildren Kurt Oltmann and Heidi Oltmann.

Private graveside services will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Nokomis.  Family suggests memorials to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Stiehl Dawson Funeral Home in Nokomis is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be left at stiehldawsonfh.com

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Evelyn Hildebrand
   Posted Fri April 10, 2020
Deepest sympathy for the family.
Thoughts and prayers!

Jim and Sheree Schinzler
   Posted Sat April 11, 2020
So sorry for your loss, sending love to your family. Wish we could be with you all at this time, please know we will be thinking and praying for you.

Bob & Sue
   Posted Sat April 11, 2020
To the family of Ray Oltmann, Our thoughts and prayer are with all of you.
Ray will truly be missed.

Rosella Brookens
   Posted Sat April 11, 2020
So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by more than just your family.

Herb and Joyce
   Posted Sun April 12, 2020
Dear Barb and Family,
Have so very many memories of Ray and so much to be thankful. May Jesus' promise of the Resurrection into eternal life for all who believe in Him give you comfort and hope in your time of loss.

Larry and Amy Houser family
   Posted Sun April 12, 2020
So sorry for your loss.

Kimberly Gentry
   Posted Sun April 12, 2020
My sincere sympathies on the loss of Ray. He was such a sweet man, and you all are such a loving family. I've been thinking about you all in the last couple months, I'm so glad I got to know Ray briefly, he will be missed. Hugs to you all.

Philip and Doris Oltmann
   Posted Mon April 13, 2020
Our condolences to Barb and family. Ray was a huge and important part of my life ever since I can remember. We will dearly miss his smile and wit, but will always be part of our memories. Cousin Phil.

Renee Kuethe
   Posted Mon April 13, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Ray was a nice man and will be greatly missed. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.

Cara Durbin Matzen
   Posted Mon April 13, 2020
Mike and Gabi, was so sorry to hear of your loss. (((HUGS)))and prayers to you and the whole family.

Martha R Zimmerman
   Posted Mon April 13, 2020
Barb, so sorry and as you know, I have been thinking of you a lot. We will talk later.
Peace and comfort to all of you.

Vicki Grundy
   Posted Mon April 13, 2020
So sorry to hear of Ray's passing. Ray and his wife, ate fish every Friday night at Carol and Roger's. I was their server. The nicest people. My condolences.

Debbie and Doug Brozio
   Posted Mon April 13, 2020
We would like to extend our condolences and prayers during this time.

Carolyn Randall
   Posted Wed April 15, 2020
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family at this time of need.

Deb Nelson
   Posted Thu April 16, 2020
Barb and family,
So very sorry to hear about Ray. Such a sweet man. Always had a smile on his face.
My heart goes out to each of you. Sending prayers and much love during this difficult time.


Penny Osborn
   Posted Fri April 17, 2020
Barb and family, My sincere sympathy to you in the loss of Ray. I know he will be missed. I have many memories of him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

eric oltmann
   Posted Fri April 17, 2020
Thoughts and prayers for your family at this time. Ray will surely be missed...

Melissa Hoepner
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
I will greatly miss Ray. I have so many great memories of visiting with Ray & Barb on their farm, and at other family gatherings through the years. He had a smile that would brighten the room, and was always a joy to be around.

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