June 13, 1932 ~ October 22, 2011
Lloyd Oltrogge, age 79, of New Hampton, IA, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the New Hampton Care Center. Lloyd Lyle Oltrogge was born June 13, 1932 to Clarence H and Elfrieda (Buhr) Oltrogge at Tripoli, Iowa. He was baptized at home July 3, 1932 by Rev Dilges from St Johns Lutheran church, Tripoli, Iowa. Lloyd was confirmed April 14, 1946 at St Johns Lutheran Church by Pastor M O Jahr. His Bible verses were Psalms 145:18, 19. Lloyd graduated from Tripoli High School in 1951. He attended Wartburg College for two years. He served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956, spending most of his time at the Chemical Corps in Alabama. In 1956 he attended Iowa State College and graduated in 1958 with an Ag Business degree. October 5, 1958 he married Geraldine Lohmann at St. Johns Lutheran, Tripoli, Iowa. Following graduation at Iowa State Lloyd was employed as a grain merchandiser in Des Moines for 8 years. In 1966 he started working for Pioneer Hi Bred in Des Moines. In 1968 they moved to New Hampton when Lloyd became a District Sales Manager for Pioneer in Northeast Iowa. Lloyd retired January 1, 1995. After retiring Lloyd did volunteer work for NE IA Hospice and also the volunteer desk at Mercy Medical. He was on the board for the Chickasaw Event Center when it was being built. He was an active member at Trinity Lutheran and served on the church council and committees. Lloyd and Geri were interested in the international community and hosted two foreign exchange students: Jörg Wenzel from Germany and Kaoru Urano from Japan. They have visited both Jörg’s and Kaoru’s homes and also traveled in many foreign countries and across the US. Lloyd had a number of hobbies, including scroll sawing to make wooden ornaments and wall decorations, collecting and wearing cuff links, trout fishing and annual walleye fishing trips to Canada, traveling to many music and polka band events with friends, and singing with the church choir and Gospel Choir groups. He also had an interest in how things work and gadgets, having made a few of them himself. He treasured his relationships with his Pioneer salesmen, his coffee friends and Bingo at McDonalds and dearly loved his church, his family and friends. Lloyd is survived by his wife, Geri; daughter Kymberly Oltrogge and husband James Dodrill of Dripping Springs, Texas; son Daniel Oltrogge and wife Marcia of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Grandchildren: Alaina and Stephen Oltrogge both of Colorado and Annika Dodrill of Texas. Brothers: Eugene (Alice) Oltrogge of Dallas, Texas; M Wayne Oltrogge of Clear Lake, Ia. Sisters: Marjorie (Dalton) Kowalsky of LaPorte, Iowa and Burdene (Don) Atalig of Garner, Iowa, as well as several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents. Cemetery: Burial will be at New Hampton Cemetery in New Hampton. A fitting way to remember Lloyd would be a contribution to Trinity Lutheran Church’s sound system fund (cordless microphones), Cedar Valley Hospice or a charity of your choice. at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. at Trinity Lutheran Church at 223 S Water Street in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating. Military honors provided by New HAmpton VFW Post #5238 and American Legion Post # 38.