Arnold Oeltjenbruns

Arnold Gerhard Oeltjenbruns was born on June 14, 1926, son of Gerhard and Olga (Steinhauser) Oeltjenbruns in Mt. Lake, MN. He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Lake where he was a lifelong member. Arnold attended country school at 80E through the 8th grade. On November 17, 1946, Arnold was called into the Army and served until November 22, 1948. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Ott at Salem Lutheran Church in Comfrey on October 19, 1949. Arnold farmed all his adult life until retiring to Mt. Lake. He enjoyed to fish, play cards, and dance. Arnold's family will remember fondly his teasing nature towards them.


Arnold died on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at the Windom Area Hospital at the age of 91.


He is survived by his wife Lorraine of Mt. Lake, MN; children - Laura (Joe) Wensauer of Parkers Prairie, MN, Al (LaVonne) Oeltjenbruns of North Mankato, MN, Lyle (Amy) Oeltjenbruns of Parkers Prairie, MN, Darryl (Melinda) Oeltjenbruns of Butterfield, MN, Judy Cooper of Mapleton, MN, Glen (Cris) Oeltjenbruns of Luverne, MN; 19 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren; siblings - Walter Oeltjenbruns, Loretta Carter, and Dennis Oeltjenbruns. Arnold was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law Martha Oeltjenbruns; son-in-law Steve Cooper; parents Gerhard and Olga; parents-in-law Carl and Anna Ott, Sr.; brothers - Leroy (Evaline) and Richard Oeltjenbruns; brother-in-law Carl Ott, Jr.