OBITUARY

LaVada Lorraine Oltman

February 7, 1922November 19, 2013

LaVada Lorraine Oltman, 91, of Loveland, formerly of Greeley, died Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at North Colorado Medical Center, Hospice unit. LaVada was born on February 7, 1922 in Sterling, Nebraska to Henry William and Mary Wilhelmine (Weyers) Kelle.

LaVada grew up in Filley, Nebraska, where she attended school. After her education, she worked on her family farm. She later worked as a nanny and housekeeper during WWII. On January 20, 1946, she married Reinder “Ray” Oltman at the American Lutheran Church in Filley. He died on June 27, 1995. After their marriage, they farmed in the Beatrice, Nebraska area. They moved to Greeley in May 1960. They were members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

LaVada loved to dance, crochet, sew and fish. She was a meticulous person and did a lot of ironing for some people in Greeley. Her faith was a significant part of her life.

LaVada is survived by Dean Carlson, her special companion for the past 16 years, of Loveland; daughter, Mary Ann Wolfrum (Gary) of Greeley; son, Larry L. Oltman (JoAnn) of Greeley; sister, Bernice Jobman of Beatrice; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Norbert Kelle and Daylon Kelle.

No services will be held. Cremation.

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November 28, 2013

Dear Larry & Mary Ann: I was so sorry to hear of LaVada's passing. When I was a little girl, one of the highlights of my summer was going to my Uncle Henry and Aunt Mary's house for a week for summer vacation. LaVada gave wonderful wagon rides and swing rides and she would spend time just playing with me. LaVada was about 13 years older than I so I thought she probably knew just about everything that was worth knowing. Those were happy times we had together AND You have my deepest sympathy at the loss of your Mother. Eina Aden

Eina Aden

November 28, 2013

Dear Larry & Mary Ann: I was so sorry to hear of LaVada's passing. When I was a little girl one of the high lights of summer vacation was going to my Uncle Henry and Aunt Mary's house for a week of playing with my cousins. LaVada used to give wonderful swing rides and wagon rides and she spent time with me playing games. She was nearly 13 years older than I so I thought she knew just about everything that was worth knowing. Those were happy times we had together. You have my deepest sympathy. Eina Aden

November 24, 2013

Larry & Mary Ann: I am so sorry to here about your mom. My mom told me Lavada having a fall & had her hip repaired. From what she told me earlier Lavada seemed to be doing fairly well in rehab. When Lavada was here in September staying with mom I & Candi had a nice visit with her. I'm sure glad we had this time together. I visited with Lavade when ever she came back. I always enjoyed visiting with her because she was sharp as a tack and had a real sense of humor. I'm sure her passing was a shock to both of you, it was to me also. You have our sincere sympathy. Thinking of both of you. Darrell & Candi Jobman

November 22, 2013

My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. Marilyn Sakala

FROM THE FAMILY