In Memory of

Wilbur H. Ohlsen

June 15, 1930 - March 12, 2020
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Wilbur H. Ohlsen 89, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Bickford of Ames in Ames, Iowa.  Out of concern for those who knew and loved Wilbur because of the Corona virus (COVID-19), there will be no Church Service.  Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the Schaller Cemetery in Schaller, Iowa with Pastor James Hoover Mossman officiating. Memorials may be left to the Rockwell City Fire Department.  Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City is serving the family.

     Wilbur is survived by his daughter Pam Sargent and her husband Dan of Ames; two grandchildren, Amy (Corey) Schmidt and Katherine (Brian) Walker, all of Ames; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Sawyer, Penelope, and Ridley Schmidt; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife Joan “Jo”; son Todd Ohlsen; his parents, Harry and Hattie (Alderson) Ohlsen; sister Edna Grove; and brother Paul Ohlsen.

     Wilbur Harry Ohlsen was born June 15, 1930 at Schaller, Iowa.  He graduated from Schaller High School, with the Class of 1948.  On July 20, 1952, Wilbur was united in marriage to Joan Meinking at Newell, Iowa.  In 1953, Wilbur served in the United States Army until 1955, when he transferred to the Army Reserve until his honorable discharge in 1961.  In 1956, they established their home in Rockwell City, where Wilbur sold seed and milled grain until his retirement.  Wilbur also drove school bus for over 30 years.  Jo passed away in 2014.  Wilbur made his home at Sunnyview Independent Living before later moving to Ames to be near his family.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran & Presbyterian Church.

Graveside Services
2:00 p.m. - Tuesday
March 17, 2020
Schaller Cemetery
Schaller, Iowa
Pastor James Hoover Mossman


Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 1:19 PM
“Sorry Pam I did not know of your Father's passing . Your Mom and Dad were such wonderful people and were so kind to me and my family . May a belated hugs and prayers go out to you all . Also Pam Thanks for always being a great friend to my brother Scott . I always wanted to tell you that in person ! Casey Miller ”
- Casey C Miller

Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3:35 PM
“Pam & Dan - Our deepest sympathies & prayers go with you on the passing of your dad. He was a great guy but very lonely after your mother & Todd Passed away. Please know that you are in our prayers as you go forward.”
- Edward A Ludwig 712-830-8891

Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:58 PM
“Pam and family: my thoughts are with you during this time.”
- Duane Farnell

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