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Whynema C. Ehlers, age 96

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 19th, 2013

Whynema C. Ehlers, age 96 of Flandreau, passed away Sunday February 17, 2013 at Riverview Health Services, in Flandreau, SD.

Whynema Caroline was born August 6, 1916 in Verdi, MN to George and Julie (Meyer) Bergman. She attended school in Lincoln Co, MN. She married Ivan H. Ehlers on December 11, 1934 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Flandreau. They farmed until 1942 when they moved into Flandreau. Her husband preceded her in death on September 28, 1968. Whynema was a member of Our Saviorís Lutheran Church. She worked at various jobs including six years at the school lunchroom and 10 years at the Flandreau hospital. Whynema enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, playing cards, and having coffee with her friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Whynema is survived by two children: Verde Kuonen, Philadelphia, PA and Roger (Corrine) Ehlers, Flandreau; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three sisters and three brothers.

Her funeral service will be Wednesday February 20, 2013 at 11:00 am at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Flandreau. Burial in Union Cemetery, Flandreau. www.skrochfc.com

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