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

Her funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Minonk with the Rev. Ed Sinclair officiating. Visitation will be 9 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at the church. Interment will be in the Clayton Township Cemetery near Benson. 

Memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, Minonk, is assisting the family with services.

Marie was born Nov. 27, 1917, in rural Benson, a daughter to John and Lena (Gastmann) Folkerts. She married Roland Oltman on Sept. 29, 1937. He passed away on Feb. 28, 1992.

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Surviving are two sons, Jack (Rebecca) Oltman, Minonk, and Harvey (Catherine) Oltman, Lacon; one daughter, Joan Osterman, Minonk; five grandchildren, Jeff Oltman, Julie (Paul) Brooks, Amy Oltman, John Oltman, Grant (Angie) Oltman; seven great-grandchildren; four great- great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eldon (Dorothy) Folkerts, Minonk, and Ron (Dorothy) Folkerts, Washington.

Two siblings predeceased her: Virgil Folkerts and Lorene Johnson; and one son-in-law, Lewis Osterman. 

She and her husband farmed between Minonk and Benson until they retired to Minonk in 1967. Marie 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.

Her gentle and caring spirit will live on in those whose lives she has touched, and she will be dearly missed.

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