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Katherine Irene Ehlers

January 22, 2013
Estherville Daily News

ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Katherine Irene Ehlers, 98, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Calvary Baptist Church in Estherville with Pastor Steve Britton officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery.

She died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Center in Estherville.

Katherine Irene Ehlers, the daughter of Bernhard and Alvina (Lammers) Petersen, was born June 20, 1914, in Terril.

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Katherine Irene Ehlers

She received her education in the Graettinger country schools.

On Dec. 19, 1938, she was united in marriage to Pete Ehlers in Estherville. The couple spent most of their married life in the Graettinger, Dolliver and Ringsted areas. The couple retired in 1970 and they moved to Estherville. Irene enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and also gardening and cooking.

Left to cherish Irene's memory are her children, Evelyn Lucht and her husband, Arlis, of Jackson, Minn., Karen Bannor and her husband, Tom, of Wallingford, Robert Ehlers and his wife, Trudy, of Lakefield, Minn., David Ehlers and his wife, Ardell, of Fairmont, Minn. and Richard Ehlers of Iowa Falls; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; siblings, Doris Peterson of Havelock, Loretta Moore of Corsica, S.D., LaVon Peterson of Graettinger, Delbert Petersen of Estherville and Merle Petersen and his wife, Irma, of Apache Junction, Ariz. and sister-in-law, Susie Petersen, of Graettinger.

She has been preceded in death by her parents; husband; two granddaughters, Lorna Lucht and Peggy Brosh; three sisters, Hilda Luke, Mildred Luke and Edna Weir and five brothers, Lloyd, Fred, Henry, Alvin and Laverne Petersen.

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