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Elvin Elrich Obituary
Elvin Elrich, born on July 29, 1924 to Peter and Bertha (Nikkel) Elrich died December 23, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Dorothy Elrich and Avinnah Trout.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years Willa Cornelson, siblings Geraldine Richert, Lawrence Elrich and Earl Elrich, children Kay (Charles Spencer), Leann (David Augsburger), Rick Elrich, Bill Elrich (Traci Woody), Scott Elrich (Sandi Woods), grandchildren Meredith (Steve Young), Kate Wentland, Meghan (Daniel Sparling), Cole Elrich, Jack Elrich, Alexis Elrich, and great-grandchildren Claire and Madison Sparling.
He graduated from Rosedale Elementary School and Kern High School and served with the US Army Medical Corps as a noncombatant in the South Pacific. He farmed in the Rio Bravo area where he served on the school board, and was the longest surviving member of the Rosedale Mennonite Brethren Church (now known as Rosedale Bible Church) where he served on the board of trustees.
A celebration of his life will be held on January 2nd at 2pm at Rosedale Bible Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mennonite Partners in China.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Dec. 30, 2015
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