Raymond Ohrt, 92, formerly of Oelwein passed away on Thursday April 27, 2017 at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Monday May 1, 2017 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 PM on Tuesday May 2, 2017 at Trinity Bible Church in Cedar Falls with visitation from 1-2 PM. Private interment will be in Garden of Memories at Waterloo. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Raymond Lavern Ohrt was born on May 5, 1924 in LaPorte City, IA to parents Louis and Hattie (Bromwell) Ohrt. He graduated from Jesup High School with the class of 1943. On September 6, 1946 he was united in marriage with Caroline Hoffman at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waterloo. He later graduated from Gates Business College with the class of 1969. Raymond was employed in accounting from 1970 until his retirement in 2014. He was a long-time treasurer for his church. Ray and Caroline enjoyed going to Gay’s Mills in the fall to look at the leaves turning and pick apples. They also enjoyed driving around to see the Amish. Ray was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes basketball fan. He also enjoyed roller skating, fishing and playing a Rubik’s Cube. He loved horses and showing Jersey cattle. Most of all, he loved his family.
Left to celebrate Ray’s life are his children: Gary (Susan) Ohrt of Charles City, David (Lori) Ohrt of Jefferson, Linda Ohrt of Elkader, Ricky (Georgette) Ohrt of West Pittsburg, PA, Robin (Deb) Ohrt of Elkader and Dwight (Colleen) Ohrt of West Union; 12 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and one on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Caroline (August 11, 2008).