Fay William Oltmann, 85, passed away peacefully Dec. 7, 2020 while residing at the Anamosa Care Center.

Due to the current health pandemic private services were held for the family Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 at the Goettsch Funeral Home in Anamosa. Rev. Melody Williams officiated.

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Anamosa.

Fay was born in Anamosa Dec. 9, 1934, the son of William and Matie (Dirks) Oltmann. He graduated from Anamosa High School in 1953. Following graduation, he enlisted in the US Army and served his country, stationed in Germany. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to Iowa and attended Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant for a short time. On June 17, 1956 he married DonnaLee Marie First at the United Methodist Church in Anamosa. For a few years he was employed as a machinist at Triple E Manufacturing in Marion and went on to retire from Souvenir Pen and Pencil in Cedar Rapids.

Fay was very creative and invented many things utilizing wood and iron. He displayed and sold his creations at area craft shows. Fay enjoyed spending time at home, in his work shop and with his family and friends. Fay also spent time helping Donna with activities and events for Scouts, church groups and school. He spent many hours at Starlighters II Theater, building sets with his buddy Al Danielson. He enjoyed steamboat cruises and bus trips with Donna. He would also take off and travel the byways, visiting the small towns along the way. Fay was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Donna, daughter, Julie (Jeff) Brown, Marion; son, Ron Oltmann, Marion; granddaughter, Mackenzie (Tommy) Behof, Cedar Rapids; grandson, Parker Brown, Cedar Rapids; great-grandson, Brooks Behof; sister-in-law, Betty Gissel, Anamosa; brother-in-law, Keith First, Anamosa; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and sister-in-law Roger and Pat Oltmann; sisters and brothers-in-law Nadine and John Blythe, Margaret and Leo Bonjour and May, his twin sister and Bill Clark.

Memorials can be directed to Starlighters II Theater, the United Methodist Church, or to the Jones Regional Medical Center.

The family wishes to thank the staffs of Above and Beyond Home Health Care and the Anamosa Care Center for the excellent care Fay received.

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