January 9, 1948 ~ August 23, 2021
John Earl Oltesvig Jr., age 73, died at his home in Carthage, NC on Monday, August 23, 2021.
Born on January 9, 1948, in Oakland County, Michigan, John was a son of the late Earl and Ellen Nelson Oltesvig.
In Michigan, John attended Oakland University where he received his Master of Science degree. He worked hard to enjoy a successful career in the automotive industry, most notably as Vice President at Navistar International.
He and his wife Renee enjoyed traveling the world seeking out new adventures and places to visit. John enjoyed photography, his 1931 Model-A (that he would drive weekly into town!), working his horse farm, skiing, backpacking, and seeking the Lord. He was also an Eagle Scout and was a scoutmaster for a number of years.
John’s favorite saying, “Have fun, be safe, do great things, love God.”
John leaves behind his beloved wife of 45 years: Renee (Elmy) Oltesvig; daughter: Andrea and husband Alton Garrard of Michigan; son Justin and wife Lauren Oltesvig of California; two sisters: Lenora and Mary Ellen; two grandsons: Preston and Ethan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Village Chapel in Pinehurst.
The family will be holding a celebration of life at a later date.
Online condolences may be offered at www.PinesFunerals.com.
Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is assisting the Oltesvig family.