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 Gilbert W Ehlers

Gilbert W Ehlers

Birth
Thayer County, Nebraska, USA
Death 12 Jan 1985 (aged 78)
Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Block 28, Lot 6
Memorial ID 100021137 · View Source
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Gilbert W. Ehlers, son of Frederick and Louise Schoenfeld Ehlers, was born Jan. 31, 1906, on a farm near Hebron. He died at Hebron Jan. 12 at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 12 days.

He was baptized Feb. 11, 1906, by Pastor H. Schabacker at Trinity Lutheran Church, Friedensau, Neb., and was confirmed May 16, 1920, at Peace Lutheran Church, Deshler, by Pastor John Schwerin.

Ehlers quit school at an early age to help his father on the farm. He was employed by the Deshler Broom Factory from 1923 to 1929.

Oct. 13, 1927, he was united in marriage to Clara Wulf at St. Paul's Lutheran Church near Deshler by Pastor G.A. Spring. This union was blessed with two children, a son, Warren, and a daughter, Joyce.

He and his wife lived in Deshler for the first two years of their married life before moving to a farm west of Deshler in 1929. In 1930, they moved to a farm west of Deshler. In 1937, they moved to their farm near Stoddard, Neb., where they lived the remainder of their married life. He retired in 1972.

Preceding him in death were his parents, brothers, Walter and George, and sisters, Erna Vortman and Melba LaRoche.

Survivors are his wife, Clara; son, Warren, Hebron; daughter, Mrs. Allen Davenport (Joyce), Belleville; three grandchildren, Lara Ehlers of Hebron and SSgt. Douglas Davenport and SSgt. Dennis Davenport, Minot, N.D.; two great grandchildren, Darrin and Darbie Davenport, Minot; brother, Irvin, Sidney, Neb.; sisters, Leona Gove of Las Alamos, N.M., and Irma Warneking, Deshler; and many other relatives.

The funeral was at Peace Lutheran Church, Deshler, Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Delmar Klover, officiating. Interment was in the Deshler City Cemetery. The Ahrendts Funeral Home Association was in charge of arrangements.

Superior Express, Thursday, January 31, 1985



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  • Created by: Marilyn Sanner Keim
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100021137
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gilbert W Ehlers (31 Jan 1906–12 Jan 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100021137, citing Deshler City Cemetery, Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Marilyn Sanner Keim (contributor 46809294) .