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Rhienhart "Rhieny" H. Oeltjen

January 22, 1924 ~ December 14, 2017 (age 93)

Funeral services for Rhieny Oeltjen will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday December 18, 2017 at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with Rev Dr. David Lieder officiating. Burial will take place in the Spring Valley Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 1-3 P.M. Sunday December 17, 2017 at Faith United Methodist Church 617 Maple Lane Spring Valley.

Rhieny Oeltjen, age 93, of Spring Valley died Thursday December 14, 2017 at Spring Valley Senior Living.

He was born January 22, 1924 in Grand Meadow, MN to William and Anna (Panzy) Oeltjen. He attended school through the 9th grade and was united in marriage to Arlene R. Poldervaard at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA in 1954 and have lived in Spring Valley since then. Rhiney worked for Freeman Construction for several years before driving truck for Ruan Transport for 20 years. After his time with Ruan he was employed by O’connell Excavating for many years as a mechanic and road grader until the age of 88.  He enjoyed cars, planes, traveling, playing with fireworks but most of spending time with family.

He is survived by his wife Arlene of Spring Valley, children; Lyle (Clarice) Oeltjen of Overland Park, KS, Lonnie (Marilyn) Oeltjen of Rochester, MN, Vicki (Dean) Nordsving of Rochester, MN, Rhonda (Greg) Haulon of Fort Worth, TX, Ranae (Richard) Clouse of Spring Valley, MN, Cindy (Craig) Seabright of Spring Valley, MN and Alan (Kim) Oeltjen of Red Wing, MN, 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and siblings; Ernie (Marge) Oeltjen and Albert (Karen) Oeltjen both of Rochester, MN, Mel (Barb) Oeltjen of TX, Mary Lou Rathbun of Rochester, MN, Don Oeltjen of Kearney, MO, Darla (Gerald) Reno  and LaVerne (Hanna) Oeltjen both of LaMarr, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 great-granddaughters and 6 brothers; Ray, Richard, Marvin, Dale, Edward and Billy and 3 sisters; Anna, Hilda and Ruthie.

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 Service Information

December 17, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Faith United Methodist Church
617 Maple Ln
Spring Valley, Minnesota 55975

Funeral Service
December 18, 2017

11:00 AM
Faith United Methodist Church
617 Maple Ln
Spring Valley, Minnesota 55975

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