Edna Irma Oltmann
Edna Irma Patschke Oltmann was born on September 30, 1921 in Fedor, Texas to Emil & Emma (Iselt) Patschke. She was baptized on September 30, 1921 at her home by her uncle, Emil Proske and confirmed on April 14, 1935 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fedor by Rev. A.F. Michalk. Edna was united in marriage to Ernest W. Oltmann on June 10, 1942 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fedor also by Rev. A.F. Michalk. Their marriage was blessed with four sons and a daughter. They were married for 68 years when he preceded her in death on July 20, 2010. She was a loving and devoted homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed gardening and cooking. She had also been employed by Melcher’s Meat Market and in the cafeteria at Giddings High School for several years. Edna was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin where she had been a member of the Ladies Aid. She also was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxillary in Giddings.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five sisters, Hildegard Patschke, Ethyl Patschke, her twin sister, Irma Patschke, Gertrude Sharp and Ruby Oltmann; three brothers, Herbert Patschke and two brothers in infancy.
She is survived by her 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, Jesse 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 Webster, Heather Sowders of Serbin, Derrick & Amber Oltmann of Waco and Alyson Oltmann of Waco; twelve great grandchildren; two aunts, Erna Patschke and Helen Patschke; two sisters-in-law, Gladys & Victor Symm of Serbin and Ruth & Richard Lewis of Wolf City as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Edna Oltmann, 89 of Northrup, Texas, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin, Texas with Rev. John Schmidt officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. The 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, Jesse Oltmann, James Noack, Johnathan Noack, Brandon Oltmann and Derrick Oltmann.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Restoration Fund, the Lutheran Hour or a charity of one’s choice.