Melvin Oltmanns - 87

8/19/1927 - 12/9/2014

Oregon, IL

Melvin E. Oltmanns, age 87, lifetime resident of the Oregon area, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 in Serenity Hospice Home, Oregon. He was born Aug. 20, 1927 in Oregon, IL the son of Raybo & Helen (Buhs) Oltmanns. He married Dorothy Marie Ehnen on Feb. 4, 1956 at Ebenezer Reformed Church near Oregon; she died in 2005. Melvin was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church and farmed in the Oregon area. He enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and also liked to ride around and observe the countryside. Survived by 5 sons; Ron (Felicia) Oltmanns of Sycamore, James Oltmanns of Oregon, John (Julie) Oltmanns of Leaf River, Gary (Kathy Bradbury) Oltmanns of Oregon, and Mike (Kendra) Oltmanns of Leaf River; 4 grandchildren; Beth (Brian) Gianetto, Steven (Molly) Oltmanns, Christopher Oltmanns and Elizabeth Oltmanns; 4 great grandchildren Evelyn & Hannah Gianetto and Kaley & Claire Oltmanns; sister, Mary Ann Oltmanns of Oregon; and sister-in-law, Patricia Oltmanns of Oregon. Also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Oltmanns.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Sat. Dec. 13, 2014 at the Ebenezer Reformed Church near Oregon with the Rev. Randy Snider officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery. Visitation from 5:00-7:00 pm, Friday in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon. Memorials may be directed to Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon or Ebenezer Reformed Church.


Friday 5:00-7:00 PM in FHG-Oregon


Saturday 11:00 AM in Ebenezer Reformed Church, rural Oregon

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