Olga Einfalt

  • "Was a loving sister and sister-in-law. We will miss her..."
    - Mike & Marry Durban
  • "Thinking of my dear sister who loved to garden, cook,..."
    - Veronica Durban
  • "Dear Art & Family, Our sincere sympathy on the loss of dear..."
    - Mary (aka) Marie Gwozd
  • "A woman overflowing with herbal and gardening knowledge and..."
    - G. Brown



Olga Einfalt, nee Durban, 86 years, of Lambertville, MI passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013. She was born July 24, 1927, in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of Frederick and Martha (Pona) Durban. Olga was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Temperance and created a garden of plants from the Bible. Olga was one of the original working gardeners at Crosby Gardens. A certified master gardener through Michigan State University, Olga served as advisor and designer for the Michigan Agricultural Extension in Monroe, MI. She had worked as an office accountant at Sharon Manufacturing in Lambertville.

Olga is survived by loving husband, Arthur C. Einfalt; daughter, Deborah D. Sparks of Toledo; sisters, Mary Kushner of Winnipeg, Veronica Durban of Toronto, Dianne Durban of Winnipeg; brother, Michael Durban of Kelowna; daughter-in-law, Rhonda J. Sparks of Toledo; 4 grandsons, William Jr., Joshua, Donald, and Callum Sparks; Arthur's children, son, Eric Einfalt; and daughter, Janice Pierce. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harvey R. Sparks, and sons, Richard and William Sparks.

Visitation will be Monday, November 25, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Avenue, Temperance, MI, where a Scripture Service will be held Monday at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, where she will lie in state in the Narthex after 9:30 a.m., celebrated by the Pastor, Fr. Brian Hurley. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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Funeral Home
Bedford Funeral Chapel
8300 Lewis Avenue Temperance, MI 48182
(734) 847-3841
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Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 24, 2013
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