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Remmert Funeral Home

521 East Washington Street, East Peoria, IL

OBITUARY

Iona E. Oltman

August 11, 1929March 20, 2020
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Iona E. Oltman, age 90, of Germantown Hills, formerly of El Paso, IL, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, at 12:30 a.m. at her residence. She was born Aug. 11, 1929, in El Paso to Francis and Hattie (Cox) Hilger. She married John “Ducky” Oltman on Sep. 19, 1948, in El Paso. He passed away May 7, 2008, in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Survivors include her son, John “Johnny” Oltman, Jr., who took such loving care of her during her illness, one sister, Judy Schneider of Bloomington, one brother, Gene Hilger of Bloomington, and many special nieces, nephews, and sisters-in-law, Patty, Ginny, and Bergetta. Iona was a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs, where she attended many national conventions all over the United States, Tazewell Doll Club, where she was past President and Treasurer, the American Legion Aux. Post 89, and Trinity Lutheran Church in El Paso. She loved traveling, crocheting, baking, and antique doll collecting. Most of all she loved her son and all the family get-togethers she and John, Sr., planned with her son and his friends, family and brothers-in-law Bernie and Dallas. Funeral services will be private with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in El Paso. Remmert Funeral home in East Peoria is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, El Paso, IL. You may view Iona’s obituary online at www.remmertfuneralhome.com

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Kay & Denny Schneider

March 28, 2020

Such a wonderful woman. Denny loved her dearly as did I. Always so sweet and kind. Loved stopping to see her when we take Denny's boys back on Sundays. You were so loved and will be truly missed. Rest in peace Aunt Iona, go be with Ducky and God. Until we meet again.

Chuck and Sue Schertz

March 26, 2020

Johnny. Chuck and I are so sorry was your loss.

Dixie Kauffman

March 25, 2020

Johnny Sorry to here about your mother my sympathy to you and your extended family.

Stacey Baum (Hilger)

March 24, 2020

I have so many wonderful memories of very special times spent with Iona. She was so dear to my heart. I will miss our time together, her yummy baked treats, sweet smile and hugs and most of all her saying “I love you sweetpea”. She will be so very missed. I know she is with God and at peace.
Love you Iona

Kathy Leman

March 23, 2020

Johnny, I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was so dear and had such a strong faith...my God be with you in the days ahead. Thank you for letting me be a part of her journey. Kathy, volunteer, Unity Point Methodist hospice

Sandra Curry

March 22, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss Debbie. Praying for you and your family that your hearts heal quickly but maintain the memories of your ant in your hearts. God bless you all

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Brother Gene

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Wedding Day
September 19, 1948

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Wedding Day
September 19, 1948

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My Dad

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