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Gilbert Oetjen

July 24, 1938 February 22, 2021
Gilbert Oetjen
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Obituary for Gilbert Oetjen

Gilbert Ray Oetjen, age 82, died peacefully on February 22, 2021 at his home in Paducah, KY. He was born on July 24, 1938 in Campbell Hill, IL to Walter and Emma (Hornbostel) Oetjen. Gilbert married Norma Lou (Huseman) Oetjen on September 14, 1957 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Post Oak in Campbell Hill, IL.

Gilbert was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Golconda, IL since 1965, where he held many offices. He also had been active in the Golconda Rotary, the Golconda Fire Department, and the Pope County Historical Society.

Gilbert was employed by Southeastern Illinois Electric Cooperative as a lineman/serviceman for 36 years in Pope and Hardin Counties.

He is survived by his wife Norma Oetjen and their three children: Kurt (Michelle) Oetjen of Marshall, IL, Kim Rutherford (Tim Moore) of Elizabethtown, IL, and Kelly (Lisa) Oetjen of Paducah, KY. He also leaves his grandchildren Vance Oetjen, Victor Oetjen, Ava Oetjen, Addison Oetjen, Roman Rutherford, Kyle Oetjen and Kaci Oetjen, his sister Emilie (Morris) Oetjen, and his brother Larry Oetjen.

He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Emma Oetjen, his father-in-law and mother-in-law Walter and Clara Huseman, brother Leland Oetjen, sister Juanita Ebers, and son-in-law Steve Rutherford.

Gilbert and Norma enjoyed camping, travelling, square dancing, and games with friends.

Funeral services are to be held at 11 am Wednesday, February 24 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, IL with burial at Immanuel Lutheran Church, West Point in Campbell Hill, IL. Visitation begins at 9:30 until time of service.

The family respectfully requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Golconda or Golconda Golden Circle.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

24

Feb

9:30 AM 2/24/2021 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/24/2021 11:00:00 AM
Aly Funeral Home - Eddyville

1099 State Hwy 145 North
PO Box 69
Eddyville, IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home - Eddyville
1099 State Hwy 145 North Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Service

Wednesday

24

Feb

11:00 AM 2/24/2021 11:00:00 AM
Aly Funeral Home - Eddyville

1099 State Hwy 145 North
PO Box 69
Eddyville, IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home - Eddyville
1099 State Hwy 145 North Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Final Resting Place

1699 Westpoint Rd
Campbell Hill, IL 62916

1699 Westpoint Rd Campbell Hill 62916 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

PO Box 580
405 South Franklin St.
Golconda, IL 62938
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