Obit: Herdrich, Elsie A. (1905 – 1995)

Provided by: Kathy Englebretson

Surnames: Herdrich, Luchterhand, Kraly, Wehling, Davel, Colby, Dahl, Holmes, Kollmansberger, Greeler

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) May 1995

Herdrich, Elsie A. (29 APR 1905 – 8 MAY 1995)

LOYAL — Elsie Agnes (Luchterhand) Herdrich, 90, Marshfield, formerly of Loyal, died at 7:50 a.m. May 8, 1995, at
Haven Rest Home in Marshfield.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Loyal. The Rev. Joseph Kraly will officiate.
Burial will be in Loyal Cemetery. Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Rinka Funeral Home and again from 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.

She was born April 29, 1905, in the town of Sherman, to Frank and , Alvina (Wehling) Luchterhand and was raised on the family farm. After graduating from Loyal High School, she worked at the Albert Davel Co. and then at the B.W. Colby Co., both in Loyal, as a clerk.

She was married to Reno Herdrich on May 14, 1925, at her parents' home in Loyal and bought a farm with her husband. They farmed in the town of Beaver until retiring in 1959. She then worked at Skogmo's in Loyal until shortly after her husband's death on Aug. 7, 1972. She then moved into Loyal in 1973. She resided in Loyal until entering the Haven Rest Home in Marshfield in January 1995. She was active in her church where she taught Sunday school and played the organ. She also enjoyed traveling with her' husband, crafts, gardening and playing cards.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Church Women's Group, a charter member of Beaver Center Homemaker's Club.

She is survived by three daughters, Norma (Harold) Dahl and Margaret Kollmansberger, all of Loyal, and Veryl (Richard) Holmes of Wausau; two sons, Harold (Janice) Herdrich of Ashland, Ore., and Robert (Dorothy) Herdrich of Eau Claire; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Edward Greeler of Neillsville; and many nieces and nephews. She had 13 grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband; her parents; two brothers and one sister.

Memorials in her name to Trinity Lutheran Church Elevator Fund will be greatly appreciated.




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