Francis Oltmanns - 94

7/4/1923 - 5/10/2018


Francis C. Oltmanns, 94, of Oregon died Thursday , May 10 in KSB Hospital, Dixon. Born July 4, 1923 in Ogle County, the son of Simon and Fannie (Hayenga) Oltmanns. His mother died when he was 3 weeks old, therefore he was raised by his aunt and uncle, Andrew and Jennie Hayenga. Francis served in the U.S. Navy from March 27, 1943 to January 20, 1946 in the South Pacific. He married Grace Humphreys on August 19. 1948 in Polo; she died in 1982. Employed by Kable Printing Co. in Mt Morris for over 30 years and also operated Oltmanns Repair Service, repairing and selling lawn mowers. Francis was a member of the Oregon VFW Post 8739, the American Legion and Oregon Masonic Lodge 420. Survived by his daughter, Rachel (Mike) Jones of Oregon; grandson, Aaron (Carrie) Jones of Pekin; granddaughter, Sarah (Joe) Brooks of Oregon; and great granddaughters, Violet and Grace Jones of Pekin. Also preceded in death by, daughter Cheryl Oltmanns, and brothers John, Elmer and Edwin Oltmanns.  Private family services will be held with burial in Riverview Cemetery, Oregon. No visitation. Memorials in Francis' name may be made to Pinecrest Manor, Mt. Morris.


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