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Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church in Rice for Ernest Leonard Oltz, age 84, from Rice, who passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his home Sept. 17, 2018. Rev. David Edge will officiate. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church with prayers and a time of sharing at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the services at the church Saturday. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Ernie was born to Joseph and Elise (Nielsen) Oltz in rural Watab Township at the family farm June 2, 1934. He worked on the family farm and went to grade school at District 29 School House and attended and graduated from Sauk Rapids High School. Ernie was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Ernie was married to Marjorie Lagergren Oct. 26, 1957. Ernie spent his working life in service and sales starting out with his brother at the Lincoln Ave Garage and then Hornibrook Motors and then to Otto Bros. where he picked up the nickname “Captain Ernie”. Otto Bros. later became St. Cloud Dodge and Marine. He worked at Rudolph’s Inc. then went to Granite City Tool where he retired in 2000. Ernie enjoyed hunting and fishing, bowling, horseshoes and camping. He also had a great sense of humor. He was a “Dodge” guy. Ernie was a loving father, grandpa and great-grandpa. He was active in their church, Shepherd of the Pines. Ernie was a Extension Master Gardner with many beautiful flower beds and also was a talented woodworker making many beautiful wood projects on his wood lathe and special gifts for great grandchildren. He enjoyed tinkering and could fix most anything. Ernie will be missed greatly by many.
Ernie is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Margie of Rice; children, Walter (Mary Ann) Oltz of Sauk Rapids, James (Sue Fagel) of Sauk Rapids, Linda (Ken) Sigler of St. Cloud, Sheri (Doug) Studanski of Willmar, Dana (Tony) Josephs of Centralia, Wash.; 17 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; siblings, Elaine (Gene) Boos of Andover, Carl (Helen) Oltz of Sauk Rapids, JoAnn Kath of Sauk Rapids; sisters-in-law, Judy Oltz of Sauk Rapids and Jean Feneis of Sauk Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Clarence, Floyd, David and Lester.
A special thanks to Dr. Boelter and Dr. Ausban; nurse, Jen; CentraCare Home Heath and Hospice for their compassionate care.
Obituary, video tribute and guest book available online at: www.williamsdingmann.com
Mass of Christian Burial was 10 a.m. Sept. 20 at Sacred Hearth Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Patricia “Pat” Mae Spiczka, 67 of Sauk Rapids who passed away Sept. 15, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Rev. Ralph Zimmerman officiated and burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Friends and relatives called 4-8 p.m. Sept. 19 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Parish prayers were at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Patricia was born March 30, 1951, in St. Cloud to Leo and Alvina (Obremski) Jackels. She was united in marriage to Paul Spiczka April 25, 1975. Pat lived in Sauk Rapids all of her life. She worked as a registered nurse for the St. Cloud Hospital for over 20 years, retiring in 1995. Pat also managed the family-owned business P.B.S. Metalworks, Inc. for over 25 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Pat enjoyed gardening, going to the cabin on Pelican Lake at Breezy Point, quilting, crocheting and embroidery. She also loved to cook and she made the best soup. Pat liked anything crafty that she had an idea for, and that Paul was able to complete. She loved spending time with her children and making memories with her grandchildren. Pat was most proud of her children’s accomplishments.
Pat is survived by her husband Paul of Sauk Rapids; son, Samuel (Mandy) of Sauk Rapids; daughter, Loni (Wade) Jacobsen of Rice; grandchildren, Riley, Lauren, Libby, Zoe and Chase; and sisters, Margie (Joe) Knettel of St. Stephen and Susan (Duane) Graczyk of St. Cloud. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, David Jackels.
Obituary, guestbook and video tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com
Ernest L. Oltz, 84
June 2, 1934 - Sept. 17, 2018
Patricia Mae Spiczka, 67
Sauk Rapids, MN
Mar. 30, 1951 - Sept. 15, 2018