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Loretta Ehlers – Metz Mortuary

    Loretta ‘Lori’ M. Ehlers
    Loretta “Lori” M. Ehlers, age 68, of York, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 at York. She was born Nov. 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, Calif. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Eli and Cole Ehlers, both of York; sister, Kathy Boehnet of Collinsville, Ill.; brother, Keith (Sally) Cotner of Manassas, Va.; sister-in-law, Jackie Embree of Daytona Beach, Fla., Roseanne (Gaylon) Goar of Conroe, Texas; brother-in-law, Jeff (Ellen) Ehlers of Denver, Colo.; sister-in-law, Gina (Todd) Schoch of Benedict; mother-in-law, Dorothy Ehlers of York. Special friends Jack and Lynda 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 are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Oct.13, 2017 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Benedict, with the Reverend Kimberly Belken officiating. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Benedict. Closed casket visitation will be held from 1 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, and then from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Thursday. Her family will greet friends from 6 – 7:30 p.m., Thursday evening at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to the Nebraska Children’s Home or to the Zion Lutheran Church, Benedict.

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