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Obituary: Marie Oltman, 101 - September 4, 2019

Marie Catherine Folkerts Oltman, 101, of Minonk, passed away at 4 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 4, 2019) at Heritage Health, Minonk.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Minonk, with the Rev. Ed Sinclair officiating. Burial will follow at Clayton Township Cemetery, Benson. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at the church. Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, Minonk, is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the church.

She was born in rural Benson to John and Lena Gastmann Folkerts, the eldest of five children. She married Roland Oltman on Sept. 29, 1937. He passed away on Feb. 28, 1992.


She had three children, John (Rebecca) Oltman, Minonk; Harvey (Catherine) Oltman, Lacon; and Joan Osterman, Minonk. She also had five grandchildren, Jeff, Amy and John Oltman, Grant (Angie) Oltman and Julie (Paul) Brooks. She had seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.


Marie also had two brothers, Eldon (Dorothy) Folkerts, Minonk, and Ron (Dorothy) Folkerts, Washington.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two siblings, Virgil Folkerts and Lorene Johnson.


Marie and her husband farmed between Minonk and Benson until they retired to Minonk in 1967. She was a homemaker who enjoyed playing piano, sewing, traveling and visiting with friends and family.

She was a lifelong member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, serving in the many ladies groups at church. She was also a member of the Woodford County Home Extension, serving as a 4-H leader.

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