Hulda E. Oltrogge

            Hulda Elsie Oltrogge, daughter of Adolph and Louise Bartz Komrofske, was born March 27, 1920, at Omaha, Nebraska. She was baptized on April 18, 1920, at Cross Lutheran Church in Omaha where she was later confirmed. She graduated from South High School in Omaha in 1938.

            On May 26, 1951, she was united in marriage with Edgar Oltrogge at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Westgate. The couple farmed for many years in the Maynard and Westgate areas. In the 1940’s, Hulda had worked for a brief time at the Westgate Savings Bank.

            A resident of Maple Crest Manor in Fayette since April of 2005, Hulda’s death occurred there on Thursday, February 9, 2012. She was ninety-one years old and had been a longtime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Maynard where she had served as treasurer of the Altar Guild. In addition to being an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Chicago Cubs fan, Hulda especially enjoyed time spent with her family including grandchildren and great grandchildren, and her many fiends.

            Hulda is survived by one son, Dennis (Judy) Oltrogge of Maynard; two daughters, Beth Bachman of Woodbury, Minnesota and Cheryl (Dave) Melchert of Maynard; four grandchildren, Nicole Haas, Cory Oltrogge, and Zac and Megan Tyler; and six great grandchildren, Braiden Decker, Owen Haas, John and Jed Tyler, and Kalyn and Myelle Oltrogge.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar, who died May 7, 2004; her parents; two brothers, Arthur and Adolph Komrofske; and a son-in-law, Wayne Bachman.

            Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 13, 2012, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Maynard with Rev. Ian Wolfe officiating. Interment will be at Long Grove Cemetery in Maynard. Friends may call from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, February 12, 2012, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Maynard and for one hour preceding services at the church on Monday. Memorials may be directed to Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, Palmer Heart of Iowa Hospice in West Union, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Maynard, or the Maynard Volunteer Fire Department.


Jeff & Peggy on February 13, 2012 at 12:54 PM said:

Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.
Kate Winter on February 12, 2012 at 7:43 PM said:

Megan, you and your family are in all of the General Managers of the CMW area's thoughts and prayers. We know how close your Grandmother was to you. We are thankful you were able to spend the last week with her.
Holly (Seegers) Sniff on February 11, 2012 at 4:39 PM said:

Beth (Ann), Dennis, and Cheryl: I remember fondly the many childhood years we spent together. Your mom was always one of the nicest moms I knew. Years after I set out on my own and came back home to visit, she would seek me out in a crowd, whether at church, a ballgame, or a community event. She always showed such interest in how I was and what I was doing. Your mom always made me feel like I was someone special.

Unfortunately I haven't seen you all in years. Nevertheless, my thoughts are with you: her children. My sympathies extend also to those closest to you, your children, and your grandchildren. May you find strength in each other and happiness in the memories you all share of your mother.
Judy (Wittenberg) Brinkmeyer on February 11, 2012 at 8:47 AM said:

Cheryl and all, So sorry to read of your Mother's passing. I just saw the notice in the Cedar Rapids Gazette. I always remember how pleased my folks were when your parents stopped for a visit. Since my dad's passing in June of 2006, I've thought of your mom when we pass through Fayette on the way to visit our daughter in WI. My sympathy and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Delmar & Carol Mutschler on February 11, 2012 at 6:48 AM said:

Denny,Judy & Family You are all in our thoughts and prayers. You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother.

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