Kenneth G. Oelrich, 64, of Fayette, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at University Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Fayette Community Church with Pastor Andrew Sayer officiating. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. prior to the services at the church. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting Kenneth’s family.
Kenneth Glenn, son of Donald and Joyce (Linn) Oelrich was born July 4, 1950, in Manchester, Iowa. He was a 1968 graduate of Starmont High School where he was class valedictorian. He graduated from Upper Iowa University in Fayette with a B.S. On June 25, 1983, he was united in marriage with Loyce Potratz in Oelwein. Kenneth taught school briefly, farmed and milked cows most of his life. He also sold Moorman Feeds. He was a member of Farm Bureau and at one time served as treasurer for the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International. He loved to read, learn new things and was well-informed and up to date on current events. He also was an avid student of studying scriptures.
In addition to his wife Loyce of Fayette, he is survived by three children, Jedidiah, Joshua, and Abigail Oelrich all of Fayette; three siblings, Jerry Oelrich of Lamont, Judy (Gary) Hansen of Estherville, and James (Linda) Oelrich of Strawberry Point; and his step-mother, Hilda Oelrich of Fayette.
He was preceded in death by his parents.