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Allen Oltman

August 12, 1936 — October 25, 2015

Allen Oltman, 79, of Marysville, KS, died October 25 at Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville. Visitation was Wednesday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville. The family received friends 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Thursday, October 29 at the Marysville United Methodist Church. Rev. Dale Lewis officiated. Bob Welch played the organ while Kent Adee sang “How Great Thou Art” and “Just As I Am”. The pallbearers were Gary Weyer, Ed Taphorn, Justin Weyer, Devin Weyer, Leonard Saathoff, and Lynn Wassenberg. The honorary pallbearers were Ernie Hroch, Jim Meyer, Wes Johnson, Jim Cohorst, Raymon Hunt, Lonnie Jones, Bob Thompson, Bob Griswold, Anthony Felece, Randy Griswold, Fenton Norwood, Kenny Jueneman, David Zimmerman, and Leon Zimmerman. Burial was in the Marysville City Cemetery. Allen was born August 12, 1936, at Odell, NE, to Alvie and Freda (Alvers) Oltman. He grew up in the Barneston area and had farmed in the Oketo area most his life. Allen served in the U.S. Army. He was united in marriage to Eileen Fisher. Allen and Eileen recently moved to Marysville. He was well known for his love of music and played in a dance band for most of his adult life. Allen loved playing his saxophone. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Oketo #25, Arab Shrine Temple of Topeka, and several other area organizations and served as a board member on many. Farming and family were extremely important to him and he planted his last crop in October. He enjoyed making people happy with his music and conversations. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Dennis Oltman. Survivors include his wife, Eileen; children, Valerie Oltman, Marysville, and Tava (David) Sowers, Auburn Hills, MI; sisters-in-law, Connie (Kent) Adee, Long Island, NY, and MaraLou (Jeff) Rhodes, Topeka; grandson, Brady Sowers; and seven nieces and nephews. A memorial fund is established and contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary, Marysville. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Allen Oltman, please visit our flower store.

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