Loren Oelfke, age 76, of Arlington, Minnesota, formerly of Hamburg, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society in Arlington, Minnesota.
Funeral service will be held Monday, August 12, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Minnesota, with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Monday, August 12, 2019, from 9:00-11:00 A.M., two hours prior the service at the church.
Loren Leonard Oelfke was born September 2, 1942, in Glencoe, Minnesota. He was the son of Leonard August and Hilda Marie (Huepenbecker) Oelfke. Loren was baptized as an infant on September 20, 1942, by Rev. Bouman and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on March 25, 1956, by Rev. Wohlfeil both at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Minnesota. His confirmation verse was Acts 4:12. Loren received his education at Emanuel Lutheran Parochial School in Hamburg, Minnesota, and then graduated with the Glencoe High School Class of 1960.
Loren made his home in Hamburg and then in 1976 moved to Arlington, Minnesota. He was a farmer in his younger years. Loren worked at Haggenmiller Lumber & Building Center and Seneca Foods both in Arlington until 2004 when he retired. Loren was a life-long and active member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. Loren loved singing karaoke, reading, taking care of his yard and keeping a very neat home.
Loren passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society in Arlington, Minnesota, at the age of 76 years, 11 months, and 4 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Loren is survived by his:
Brother, Ronald L. Oelfke and his wife, Vera, of Plato, MN;
Sister, Marlys Thomas and her husband, Gerald, of Mayer, MN;
Nieces & Nephews, Susan Mathwig and her husband, Paul,
Brad Oelfke and his wife, Kathy,
Todd Thomas and his wife, Kris,
Kimberly Miller and her husband, Marty;
Great Nieces & Nephews, Amanda (Lance), Daniel, Matt, Jenna (David), Caitlyn, Eric, Krysta, Riley,
Great-Great Nieces & Nephews;
Other relatives and many friends.
Loren was preceded in death by his Parents, Leonard and Hilda Oelfke; Grandparents, Otto and Anna Oelfke, William and Amanda Huepenbecker; Great Nephews, Brady Thomas, Michael Oelfke.