Philip Larry Oltmann

August 18, 2021


Philip (Phil) Larry Oltmann, 77, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2021 in Abilene, Texas.  He was born July 14, 1944 in Pana, Illinois to Milton and Wilma (Redeker) Oltmann.

A "Son of the Prairie", Phil was raised in Nokomis on a beautiful farm along with this older brother Marvin and older sister Joyce (Grieves).  He attended St. Paul's Lutheran School (1950-1958) and he graduated from Nokomis High School in 1962.  Phil continued his education at Southern Illinois University in Agricultural Business where he earned a Bachelor's Degree.  During his studies he interned for Del Monte Corporation then was employed by them for 28 years in Minnesota, Illinois and Texas.  He was active in his churches as a youth sponsor and elder.  His confirmation verse is Matthew 6:33-"Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need." NKJV.

Philip was baptized, confirmed and married at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Nokomis, Illinois.  He is survived by his wife Doris (Hermann) and they were married for 55 years.  Phil loved his family very much.

Along with Doris he is survived by his oldest daughter, Michelle (Kurt) Boyland and his son Kenneth (Heather) Oltmann.  He was prceded in death by a daughter Denise Lea Ward.  He leaves behind six grandchildren; Trek Philip Boyland, Katherine Denise Boyland, Kelly Jane Boyland, Ryan Kenneth Oltmann, Alaina Faith Cavin and Olivia Grace Cavin.  One of Phil's greatest joys was traveling with Doris and his children/grandchildren.  He visited all 50 of the United States and many parts of Europe, including a family farmstead in Germany.  He enjoyed an active role in Master Gardeners and spend much time outside in his garden and yard.

You are respectfully invited to attend the Graveside Committal of Philip to be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 3:00 PM at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Nokomis, Illinois. 

His family will deeply miss his wide smile, positive outlook and overall cheerfulness.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ALS Association, Texas Chapter at or a charity of your choice.

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Graveside Service
November 20, 2021

3:00 PM
St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery

Nokomis, IL 62075

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