Loretta "Lori" M. Ehlers

Loretta “Lori” M. Ehlers, age 68, of York, NE died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at York. She was born November 3, 1948 in York to Kelso and Josephine (Junge) Cotner. On July 13, 1968 she was united in marriage to Frederick Ehlers also in York.

Lori worked as a Pre-School Teacher for Bradshaw and Hampton Public School, and she owned and operated the Garden Gate Tea Room and Gift Shop in York. She enjoyed arranging flowers, rock painting, cooking, baking and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Yorkshire Playhouse, served on the Zion Lutheran Church Council, and was a member of the “Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.”

Lori is survived by her husband Fred Ehlers of York, sons Tom Ehlers of York, and Jason Ehlers of Los Angeles, CA. She is also survived by her grandchildren Eli and Cole Ehlers, both of York; sister Kathy Boehnet of Collinsville, IL; brother Keith (Sally) Cotner of Manassas, VA; sister-in-law Jackie Embree of Daytona Beach, FL, Roseanne (Gaylon) Goar of Conroe, TX; brother-in-law Jeff (Ellen) Ehlers of Denver, CO, sister-in-law Gina (Todd) Schoch of Benedict, mother-in-law Dorothy Ehlers of York. Special friends Jack and Linda Underwood and Ken and Sue Mayberry along with several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Joyce (Don) Dahlgren, brothers-in-law Sigmond Boehnet, brother-in-law Bret Ehlers, and father-in-law Bob Ehlers.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Benedict, with the Reverend Kimberly Belken officiating. Interment followed at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Benedict. Memorials may be directed to the Nebraska Children’s Home or to the Zion Lutheran Church, Benedict.

Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.