Ernest (Ernst) William Oltmann
Ernest (Ernst) William Oltmann was born on September 23, 1917 in Shiner, Texas to Wilhelm & Alma (Tietjen) Oltmann. He was baptized at home in Shiner by Pastor Stelzer and confirmed on March 29, 1931 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin by Rev. Herman Schmidt. His confirmation verse was 1John 5:4. He was united in marriage to Edna Patschke on June 10, 1942 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fedor, Texas by Rev. A.F. Michalk. Their marriage was blessed with four sons and a daughter. Mr. Oltmann served in the U.S. Army from March 14, 1941 until receiving his Honorable Discharge January 6, 1946. He had been employed as a foreman with RB Butler Company in Bryan and later with Droemer Construction in Giddings. He was an active and lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he served on numerous committees and boards and was instrumental in the planning and construction of the current school facility. He was also a member of the American Legion Post in Giddings.
Mr. Oltmann was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and their wives, Wilbert C. & Else Oltmann and Ben & Ruby Oltmann.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Edna Oltmann of Northrup; five children, Bobby & Carolyn Oltmann of Northrup, Dennis & Shirley Oltmann of Giddings, Dianna & Arthur Noack of Northrup, Ronald & Linda Oltmann of Serbin and Ralph & Darlene Oltmann of Waco; fourteen grandchildren, Keith & Cherie Oltmann of Northrup, Craig & Melodi Oltmann of Serbin, Gary & Tracy Oltmann of Northrup, Amber & Don Beadles of Austin, Calene & Patrick Horton of Austin, Jessie & Shawnna Oltmann of Giddings, Britt & Kevin Kushner of Austin, James Noack of Giddings, Sandi & Dwain Coufal of Temple, Johnathan & Amy Noack of Giddings, Brandon Oltmann of Serbin, Heather Sowders of Serbin, Derrick & Amber Oltmann of Waco and Alyson Oltmann of Waco; twelve great grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys & Victor Symm of Serbin and Ruth & Richard Lewis of Wolf City as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Ernest Oltmann, 92 of Northrup, Texas were held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin, Texas with Rev. John Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. The Oltmann family was present for visitation Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Pallbearers were Keith Oltmann, Craig Oltmann, Gary Oltmann, Jessie Oltmann, James Noack, Johnathan Noack, Brandon Oltmann and Derrick Oltmann.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Restoration Fund, the Lutheran Hour or the charity of one’s choice.