Obit: Elmer, Ernest (1895 - 1987)
Contact: Kipp Kippenhan
Surnames: Elmer, Eskildsen, Franz, Shiferl, Spring, Verlinde, Wendland
----Source: Thursday, December 17, 1987 edition of the Clark County Press
Ernest Elmer, 92, of Greenwood, died Friday evening, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield.
Born September 3, 1895 in Columbus, he was the son of E.A. and Ricki Elmer. He came to the Greenwood area in 1902 and attended Christopher School.
He married Bertha Franz June 23, 1926 in Greenwood. They farmed in the Town of Warner until 1958, when they retired.
Mr. Elmer was a director of Midland Cooperatives for 21 years, and a director of the Equity Livestock Shipping Association for 24 years; a member of the Greenwood American Legion Post and the Clark County Historical Association. He was also a World War I veteran.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Thomas of Greenwood, and Lester of Albuquerque, N.M; a sister Olive Verlinde of Modesto, CA; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by an infant son, Milton; four brothers and four sisters.
Services were held Tuesday, December 8, at Zion United Church of Christ, Greenwood. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Greenwood American Legion Post.
Pallbearers were grandchildren Barb Wendland, Bruce Elmer, Rhonda and Arlen Eskildsen, and Randy and Darla Shiferl. Wendell Spring of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and David Wright officiated.
Rinka Funeral Home of Greenwood was in charge of arrangements.
Best regards - Kipp -
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