Elvera Oehlerking

Avilla, Ind.

grabenstein   Elvera Grabenstein Oehlerking, 92, of Avilla, Ind., and formerly of Letcher, died Friday, March 4, 2016, at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville, Ind.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Letcher Community Church in Letcher. Visitation will be from noon until the time of the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Letcher. Will Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Elvera was born April 29, 1923, in Dakota City, Neb., to Otto and Sara (Goodwin) Oehlerking. She married Albert Grabenstein and to this union six children were born.
Elvera retired in the middle 1980s from factory work in Plymouth, Mich., and currently resided at the Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, Ind., where she enjoyed playing cards, making crafts and playing bingo.
Grateful for sharing her life are her children, Barry Grabenstein of Texas, Deanna Sieler of Michigan, Janele Tolley of Texas, and Karda Shoults of Indiana; brothers, Milton Oehlerking and Jerry Oehlerking of South Dakota; sisters, Nadine VanLaecken of Texas, and Naomi McCormick of Pennsylvania. Elvera was blessed with many loving family members and grandchildren into the fifth generation.
She was preceded in by her parents; two sons, Jody and Doyle; brothers, Lloyd and Otto; and grandson, Keith.

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