In memory of

Ed Ohrtman

September 16, 1959 - October 19, 2021
From: Fonda, IA
Ed Ohrtman

Ed Ohrtman

Born: September 16, 1959
Died: October 19, 2021
Age: 62
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   Ed Ohrtman, age 62 of Fonda, IA, passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at UnityPoint Health Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, IA.
   Edwin Henry Ohrtman was born on September 16, 1959, in Fort Dodge, IA, to parents Thomas and Helen (Carlson) Ohrtman. He was raised in Fonda where he and his older brother, David, attended school. Ed graduated from Fonda High School in 1978.
On March 1, 1980, Ed married Sheryl Marie Gosch at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Newell, IA. This union was blessed with two children, Carl and Rachel. Ed and Sheryl raised their family on a farm just outside of Fonda.
   Throughout his life, Ed worked several jobs. He tended to hog buildings, drove a feed truck, and was a police officer, just to name a few. Most recently, he was store manager at Bomgaars in Sac City. 
   Ed loved the outdoors and in his spare time, that’s where he could be found. He had a passion for guns which led him to become a gun dealer. As much as he loved guns, he loved even more being able to teach the grandkids about them and loved shooting with them. The “back 40” on the farm provided the perfect area to do this. As a child, Ed spent a lot of time fishing. He also really liked to hunt and trap. Again, if it meant being outdoors, he liked doing it.
   Ed also really liked building things. He enjoyed coming up with the ideas/designing things to build. If he was inside, he could be found watching his favorite FOX News. Chances are that he may also be snacking on his favorite colby jack cheese or ice cream…both being his favorite foods.
   Ed will be missed dearly, as will the stories he liked to tell. He was an amazing husband, father, and grandfather who loved with all he had.
   Left to cherish his memory include his wife, Sheryl Ohrtman of Fonda, IA; children Carl (Sara) Ohrtman of Boone, IA, and Rachel (Travis) Mohwinkel of Fonda, IA; grandchildren: Thomas, Adelyn, and Aleah Ohrtman of Boone, IA, and Emma and Samuel Mohwinkel of Fonda, IA; brother David Ohrtman of Newell, IA; sisters-in-law Phyllis Brus of Lake View, IA and Bettie (Gary) Beckman of Lake View, IA; brother-in-law Steven (Pat) Gosch of Sac City, IA; many nieces, nephews, other extended family members and friends.
   Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Helen Ohrtman; nephew Jonathan Ohrtman; parents-in-law Claus and Thelma Gosch; and brothers-in-law Dennis Gosch and Larry Gosch.
Memorial Service
1:00 p.m., Saturday
November 6, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Reverend Greg Baskerville
5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday
November 5, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa


Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 9:25 AM
“I was blown away when i saw Ed in here. We used to talk and laugh when he brought me parts. Great guy!!! I will see you soon.”
- Lee Mahler
Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 6:35 AM
“My condolences to Ed's family. What a great guy. I knew Ed for many years from when he and Dave where farming to working with him at Newell Coop then while he was at Bomgaars. I always enjoyed Ed being very positive and having a lot of knowledge and always a story or two to tell. Ed will be missed by all who knew him. May God comfort all who morn his passing.”
- Merlen R Noess
Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 4:56 PM
“We are so very sorry for your loss of your loved one! Enjoyed visiting with Ed. Our prayers are with you all! Gods Blessings!”
- Duane and Eldona Hornor
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 9:20 AM
“so sorry to hear this Ed was great to work with in SL Bomgaars”
- connie roche
Monday, November 1, 2021 at 10:25 AM
“I enjoyed working with Ed at Bomgaars in Sac City, he believed in the American way of life: freedom and justice and hard work.”
- Tina Williams
Monday, October 25, 2021 at 11:37 AM
“Our sincere condolences to Ed's wife, Sheryl and their lovely children and grandchildren too. Ed was a thoughtful, soft spoken family man with a warming welcoming smile and the kindest intentions. May we cherish those happy memories until we're together in eternity. Bev and Bill”
- Bill Rice
Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 4:45 PM
“My deepest sympathy to all the family. May God wrap His arms around you and give you peace. So sorry for your loss.”
- Mary Lange
Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 4:45 PM
“So sorry for your loss praying for your family in your time of need ”
- Sandy Falline
Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 4:45 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Ed was a great guy. I will miss talking with him.”
- James Tuttle
Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 9:31 PM
“I did not know Ed but became a good friend and coworker of Rachel many years at BVRMC. She was a very good worker and I kind of felt like a "second mom to her" we had lots of good talks and I know she thought very highly of her dad. My sympathy to Rachel her mom and brother”
- Gwenn Ehlers
Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 9:31 PM
“Our prayers to Sheryl, Carl, Rachel and families, So enjoyed Ed as a student at Fonda as well as visits with him most recently such a great one with Sheryl and Ed at Menards. He always had a story to tell and with that smile could quickly captivate you. He was simply one of those good guys you enjoyed seeing. God's Peace and Blessing as Ed is called Home. ”
- Randy & Marilyn Schmitt
Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 9:31 PM
“Our deepest sympathy to to you, Sheryl and your family. Ed was always ready for a quick, or a long visit, depending on what he had time for! Always enjoyed seeing him at Bomgaars. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
- Kathy Staiert
Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 9:31 PM
“My sincere sympathy to you all. I had talk to Ed awhile back about his accident at Sac Bomgaars. I hope he didn't suffer a lot after that. I enjoyed working with him at Storm Lake Bomgaars and going to Sac City when I worked at Park View. He was a good man.”
- Tina Frank
Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 9:31 PM
“I am so sorry to hear about Ed's passing. Too young and I am very sad.”
- Mary Lichter
Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 11:18 AM
“To Ed's Family- I am so sorry for your loss. Ed had the best smile! He enjoyed his family and friends. I will keep Ed in my prayers. ”
- Erin McCullough
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