Lloyd Oltrogge

lloyd oltrogge
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.

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  1. Geri, Kim, Dan and familes. Our hearts are sadden by Lloyds departure from his earthly home, but filled with joy as well knowing that he is home with his heavely father. Bet he is singing in the heavely choirs already! God Bless

  2. Dear Geri, Dan, Kim and all of the Oltrogge family,
    You all have our deepest sympathy and are in our prayers. Bob and I so enjoyed sitting with Lloyd at Wed. morning bingo at McDonald’s. We will always remember his kindness, interesting stories and humor. We was a very special person. God be with all of you.

  3. Dear Geri, Kym, and Dan – I am very sad, that you lost your husband, and your father. In my thoughts I am with you, and I do feel with you! I am very glad, that I had the chance to meet Lloyd while Jorg and me visited you last year. Lloyd and me have only spent a short time talking together, but I will keep this as a memory in my heart forever.

  4. Geri & Family–It is with heavy hearts that we extend to you ALL our very deepest sympathy–Lloyd was one special guy–we enjoyed all our years working for him after he hired Steve as a dealer–it seems we are always talking about some advice that Lloyd had for us–it was always good–we know he has a great place in heaven and is at peace with no pain–our thoughts and prayers are with you all—
    Steve & Rosalie

  5. Geri and family, we truly enjoyed the times we had getting to know you while fishing at Pine Point. What a great couple! We will miss seeing you at breakfast at the Blue Water Cafe and Lloyd’s joking at the docks! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Thanks again for the mouse traps, I’m sure it was Lloyd’s idea!! Keith and Doris Rindels

  6. Geri and family, you are in out thoughts and prayers. We will miss Lloyd and his dry sense of humor. He was a wonderful individual to have as a DSM. Lloyd was also a sterling individual –one that was a pleasure to know and to work with. You have been in our thoughts as we were harvesting this past week. We very much appreciated yours and Gregg’s updates. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Don and Marylou Ahrens

  7. Geri and family… My thoughts and prayers are with you today – as they have been most of this year. Lloyd brought many ‘happy’ times to the various choirs and groups we were in together through the years! He always had a ‘surprise’ up his sleeve! Many memories for the long haul! May God’s peace with with you all – now, and for the future as you grieve. Harold

  8. Geri, my heart goes out to you. You and Lloyd had so much fun together over the years. My hope is that the memories will comfort and sustain you. I know he will be missed. You and your family are in my prayers.


  9. Nick and I are saddened by Lloyd’s passing – but greatful he is at peace, with no pain, and resting in eternal heaven now. I just know he’s singing with all of the other angels too! What a beautiful choir that must be.
    We extend our sympathy to you, Geri and Family, and we hope you are comforted to know you will see Lloyd again someday.

  10. Geri and family, my deepest sympathies. I really enjoyed your visit to Spokane Washington and the visit with Lauretta and me. Lloyd had so many interesting stories and the Oltrogge reunions were a special time. Gracious and loving God who smiles upon all of creation. Help us to understand that pain and struggles are triumph over by love and compassion, the most powerful healer. Amen.

  11. Geri and family, Our deepest sypmathies go out to you. Lloyd was a good man with a very kind heart. We will remember the days of him selling Pioneer seed to us, his unusual sense of humor, enjoyed having him for a meal or two, and the words of wisdom shared around our table. Being a volunteer at Mercy with Lloyd, I saw how he continued in his retirement yrs., to care for others. His genuine kindhearted spirit was an example to many. May he rest in peace.

  12. Geri, Kym and Dan; sincere condolences at this difficult time. I think I last saw everyone almost 8 years ago but have many memories of Lloyd (and all of you) that are as fresh as yesterday. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers…peace.

  13. Geri, Kym, Dan and families, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. I have memories of Lloyd and the whole Oltrogge family going back as far as I can remember! I think I last saw Lloyd on my local news where he so graciously and diplomatically assessed Texans abilities to drive in snow! It was great! I will never forget it or him.

  14. Your family has my sincerest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers go you as you journey through this trying time.

  15. Dear Geri & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Lloyd was an exceptional hospital volunteer & at the same time a courageous cancer survivor. We could always depend on Lloyd to do his job well and to let us know if there was anything we could do to improve our services ~ a truly valuable resource! He will be missed by all who knew him and by all who admired his special sense of humor. I am grateful for the blessing of his friendship – his travel tips and adventurous stories, as well as his woodworking masterpieces will be wonderful reminders of a special friend & volunteer.

  16. Geri and Family,
    I am so surprised to hear of Lloyd’s death. Please know that Denny and I are thinking of you. My Dad tremendously enjoyed delivering seed for Lloyd and working with him. And, my parents valued your friendship very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  17. Geri and Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. From an old H&R Block friend in Lamoni.

  18. Geri,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. May God give you his strength and peace in the following weeks to come and may you feel his loving arms around you.

    May God bless you.

    Judy Cashen


  20. Gerrie and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. I have many great memories of him and you when I lived in New Hampton. He is in a good place. I am sure he and John are having quite a reunion. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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