Ina M. Ehlers
Ina M. Ehlers, age 97 of York, NE died Monday, November 27, 2017 at York. She was born January 13, 1920 to William G. and Laura (Gruber) Ehlers near Thayer, NE. Ina was baptized on February 15, 1920 and confirmed on May 27, 1934 at Zion Lutheran Church at Thayer. She attended elementary rural school District 70 and graduated from high school at Thayer. Ina also attended Business School at York College. She started her career at the Farmers Home Administration in York and later was transferred to Aurora, Fairbury, and then to Lincoln, where she worked until her retirement, moving to York in 1981. Her career spanned 30 years with the FHA.
While in Lincoln, Ina volunteered at Bryan Memorial Hospital and served in the library of the menís penitentiary in Lincoln and continued that work after moving to York to working at the Nebraska Center for Women in York. Ina was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, where she served on many committees, as well as, being a member of Lutheran Womenís Mission League. Other organizations for which Ina volunteered include: the York County Bloodmobile, York General Hospital Auxiliary, and York General Hearthstone.
Ina was also a member of the Friendship Club and Lamplighters Extension Club. Ina enjoyed traveling, reading, card playing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Ina was preceded in death by her father and mother, brothers Ivan and Lowell Ehlers and sister Bernice Rathje.
She is survived by her sister Doris Pickrel and nieces and nephews: Sharon Rathje, Jeanne Sue Pickrel, Linda Ehlers, Lyle Rathje, and Merle (Donna) Ehlers; great-nephews, Jeffrey (Michelle) Ehlers, Eric (Tara) Ehlers; great-great nieces and nephews, Allison, Amanda, Ryan, Drew, and Zach Ehlers.
Funeral services were held at 10:00AM, Friday, December 1, 2017 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, York. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, York. Memorials may be directed to Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.