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Funeral Services have been set for 10:30 AM Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington with Pastor Maureen Howard officiating. Burial will follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM Wednesday at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington with family present from 5-7:00 PM. A memorial fund has been established for Hospice of Washington County.
Dora Mae Erlenbush was born August 21, 1926 in Gorin, Missouri, the daughter of Carl and Pearl (Baird) Riekedberg. She was united in marriage to Ralph Erlenbush on January8, 1946.
Dora worked as a cashier in a variety of businesses, including Hy Vee and Fareway. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and enjoyed reading, cooking and spending time with her family, especially cooking for them.
Survivors include three children and spouses; John (Margene) Erlenbush of Ainsworth, IA, Kathleen (Lee) Johnson of Keller, TX, Don (Myrna) Erlenbush of Washington, IA, three grandchildren; Christi (Josh) Sands, Thad Johnson, Tyler Johnson, two great-grandchildren; Jenna and Haley Sands, one sister; Dorothy Harvey of Memphis, MO and one brother; Charles Riekedberg of Macomb, IL.
Preceding Dora in death were her parents, her husband and three brothers; Carl, Earl and Gene Riekedberg.
May your friends and family offer you comfort and peace in the days to come.May God be with you to help you and your family now and forever.
Rita Sheetz Mar 28 2014 12:00 AM
My sincere condolences to the Erlenbush family, Dora was a special lady, always gave me a smile and made me smile.May all the blessings be on Dora and each of you.Peace..........
Karl M. Jones Mar 28 2014 12:00 AM
Even though we are miles apart, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rocky, Christy & Eli Riekeberg Mar 26 2014 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss.
Susan and Jerry Westermark ~ Class of 1967 Mar 26 2014 12:00 AM
John & Margene- Sorry to hear of your loss of Dora.
Dave Davison Mar 26 2014 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss.We are all thinking of you. Maggie & Howard Techau
Margaret Techau Mar 25 2014 12:00 AM
Even though we are miles apart, the family is in our thoughts and prayers.Hoping you find comfort during these difficult times.
Rocky & Christy Riekeberg Mar 25 2014 12:00 AM
To the Entire Erlenbush Family: I remember some great times when we were kids -coming and playing at your house! Dora and Ralph were always so nice to us. My mother Ruth offers her prayers for you at this time as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Steve Gardner
Steve Gardner Mar 25 2014 12:00 AM
My condolences and prayers to the family- many happy times and great memories of the past. Ralph and Dora were great people and will be missed. So sorry for your loss.
Jeff Nieland Mar 25 2014 12:00 AM
Kathy and Lee, and The Entire Erlenbush Family.... Our Hearts are with all of you as you go through these tough days of losing your Mother....Many of us remember her well and we all will cherish our times we shared with her... Be sure to get lots of rest and we hope you all know we'll be thinking of all of you in the days ahead... Warmest Wishes, The WHS Class of '69....
Rick Lampkin Mar 25 2014 12:00 AM