Elva (1921 - 2007)
Contact: R. Lipprandt
Surnames: CHRISTIAN, DENZIN, DISSMORE, HARGRAVES, HELDT, JURGRMEYER, ORTMAN, SCHAUER, TABOLSKI, TISENDORF, VENZKE, WITT, WOLF
----Sources: The Tribune-Phonograph, Vol. 47, No. 13, Wed., March 28, 2007, p 13
Hargraves, Elva (Venzke) (10 Feb 1921 - 22 Mar 2007)
Elva Hargraves, 86, Racine, formerly of Athens, died Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 at Becker Shoop Center, Racine.
Funeral services were held March 26th at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Milan. The Reverend Matthew Christian presided. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Elva was born February 10th, 1021 in Milan, daughter of the late Emil and Lydia (Jurgrmeyer) Venzke.
On June 6th, 1942, Elva married Klenka Hargraves at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Milan. Klenka preceded her in death on November 3rd, 1976.
She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church for many years before moving to Racine in 1973. Elva attended Andrew Lutheran Church in Racine where she was a member of the Bible Study Group, Sunshine Club and Ladies Aid.
Among Elva’s many interests, she enjoyed crocheting, reading and gardening.
Survivors include eight children, Christianna (Roger) Held, Racine, Barbara (Jack) Ortman, Athens, Veronica (Ronald) Wolf, Racine, Richard Hargraves, Racine, Sherrie (Richard) Dissmore, Racine, Caryl Witt, Rolling Meadows, IL, Thomas Hargraves, Racine and Glen (Cindy) Hargraves, Racine; twelve grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five siblings, Ruby Denzin, Abbotsford, Edward (Evelyn) Venzke, Hubertus, Lois Tabolski, Waukesha, George (Eve) Venzke, Wild Rose and Stella (Donald) Schauer, Abbotsford, Wis.
Besides her parents and husband, Elva was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Vickie Ortman; three brothers, Robert James and Benno Venzke; two sisters, Pearl Tisendorf and Milton Tisendorf.
Peterson-Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens, assisted the family with arrangements
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