Gene Roger Oltman
Born March 13, 1944.
Passed away on July 10, 2022.
Gene was a loving and kind husband, father, son, brother, and friend who never knew a stranger or someone he would not lend a helping hand. He was born in Beatrice, NE to Dick and Emma Oltman. He moved to Lincoln following high school where he met and married his wife, Cathleen, on September 14, 1974 and they had two children, Dan and Amy. Gene worked as a Machinist for Brunswick Corp/General Dynamics following his marriage to Cathy until he retired at age 65. During his retirement, Gene took up many hobbies, but primarily started blacksmithing and creating his own works of art. He also enjoyed traveling, working with horses, fishing, and taking road trips with Cathy and his family throughout his life.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Emma. He is survived by his wife, Cathleen; his son, Dan (Kelly), and his grandchildren, Alex, Jocie, and Taylor; his daughter, Amy (Jon), and his grandchildren, Owen and Lucas. He is also survived by his brothers, Richard and Marvin, and his nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will held for his immediate family.
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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Gene Roger Oltman
Gene was so kind and caring. I enjoyed talking with him every time we did Hay duty in his fields. Great Memories.
He was always so kind and friendly.
He always showed me his latest Blacksmith Creation, he was so very proud of his work and it was shared in our conversations about it. I just ran across his business card not to long ago and it brought a smile to my face.
He will be missed for his generosity and kindness.
Not long ago he gave me a Cross. It will always be special to me.
I’m sending Prayers of Strength and Healing to his Family and Loved Ones.
God Bless Always.
Look to the Heavens and Always Smile.
I worked with Gene at GD, he assisted me with solving issues in a creative way. I have purchased some of Gene’s creation at the Lone Tree Saloon in Brownsville. He is a wonderful man, that I’m glad to have met as a friend and coworker. My prayers go out to his family and many other friends that will cherish knowing him.
Hey Gene, you were like the Grandpa I never had. You willingly taught me alot of tricks of the trade and you were a master at all you did. RIP. To the family, sorry about the loss and my Gods peace be with you through this very difficult time.
I was a co-worker with Gene at Brunswick/ General Dynamics for 30 years or better.
Gene was a very talented as a maintenance mechanic, but I think his true gift was as a machinist. There wasn’t anything that Gene could not repair and get running which is very important when you are trying to get a production line up and running again.
Gene always went out of his way to help me get things running at the plant.
Dan so sorry for your loss! My thoughts are with you and your family.
Dan and Amy, so sorry for the loss of your father, If I can be of help in any please let me know.
Dear Oltman Family,
We are praying for you as you grieve the loss of your father, father-in-law and grandfather. Sending support and hugs to you.
With deepest condolences,
The Maseth Family
I met Gene when i was 10 years old i took riding lessons from him his knowledge about horses was amazing he was a awsome neighbor before my dad got his tractor he scooped our driveway many winters and never wanted to take credit for it when someone needed him he was there to help! he will be greatly missed and our prayers are with the family!! mike and i loved to stop and talk to them as gene was outside alot and he was always working!! w e were deeply blessed to know him and will not forget him! The obriens and marge payne
We had the good fortune of having Gene as our brother-in-law.
We always knew his greatest joy was his family and it showed with the love and joy in his eyes when he was with them.
He was a kind and giving man with a heart of gold and he never hesitated to help others. He could build or repair anything.
He will be missed and always cherished.
We are so sorry for your loss and pray time will ease your hearts.
Gods speed uncle Gene. I will always remember the time we spent together
I’m so sorry for you’re loss. You are in my thoughts. Giving you a virtual hug.
Gene was a good neighbor to me. He helped me out on a number of occasions. I’ll remember his mild manner, easy laugh, artistic ability and will miss our chats at the “fence line”. My thoughts and prayers are with the Oltman family.
Worked with Gene at Brunswick/General Dynamics. Glad I got to know him and always willing to help me at work. I consider Gene a good friend. Prayers with the family. don offner