Elizabeth Stelter, age 88, of Neillsville, WI died Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Clark County Health Care Facility in Owen, WI.
Elizabeth Helen Stelter was born on July 10, 1924 in Stevens Point, WI the daughter of William and Mary (Pohlman) Embke. She attended school in Neillsville and then worked as a waitress at the Arbutus Café in downtown Neillsville. On December 11, 1943 she was united in marriage to Frederick Stelter. She then stayed at home and worked as a housewife, raising their seven children.
Elizabeth was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville and their ladies aid. She was also a member of TOPS and in 2001 she was recognized for her ten years of service to the City of Neillsville for serving on the election board. She enjoyed cooking and baking and she loved watching birds, especially humming birds. Most of all, though, Elizabeth enjoyed being with her family and doing things as a family.
She is survived by six children, Diane (Stanley) Blaskowski of Stratford, WI, Sandra (Richard) Kren of Watertown, WI, Frederick Stelter of Neillsville, WI, Linda (Daniel) Krehmeyer of Neillsville, WI, Yevonne (David) Herron of Marshfield, WI and Barbara (Mark) Cattanach of Neillsville, WI, 25 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick, a daughter, Gail Walker, her parents and a brother, Harold Embke.
Funeral Services for Elizabeth will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor Timothy Biebert will officiate. Music will be provided by Judy Trunkel, organist. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at the Church.
Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com
The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Elizabeth's family with arrangements.