Funeral Service for Ethel J. Ehlers age 84 of Neligh, NE were at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church in Neligh, with Pastor David Kuhfal, Officiating. Music was provided by Bonnie Reinke. Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lloyd Good, Scott Beckman, Tim Baker, Roland Baker, Dan Murray, and Lyle Juracek. Visitation was rom 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh. Ethel passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh. Condolences may be directed to family at
Ethel Jeanette Ehlers was born on April 19, 1933 to Lawrence and Bernice (Moon) Wylie at Cortland, NE. She attended school district #113 and graduated from Cortland High School. She played softball for Pickrell's town team and also, Elgin watch factory team softball. She worked in Lincoln at the Elgin Watch Factor from 1951 to 1957. On July 3, 1955 she married Robert Ehlers in Lincoln. They then moved to Neligh where she sold Avon and worked at Oetters Jewelry Store. Ethel enjoyed bowling, golfing, crocheting, and gardening. She went to northeast tech to learn painting. She was a member of Modern Mothers Extension Club, Goldstar Wives, and Grace Lutheran Church in Neligh. She is survived by her children: Mark Ehlers of Neligh, NE, David and wife Pritiana Ehlers of guam, and Todd and wife Marilyn Ehlers of Ft. Calhoun, NE. 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. 2 brother-in-laws and 2 sister-in-laws. Preceded in death by parents; husband (1977); daughter, Michelle; brothers and and sisters: Arlyn, Carl, Patricia, Lola, Betty.