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Elmira J. Thein

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Elmira J. Thein

Elmira Thein, former administrator of Ebenezer Nursing Home, was called to her heavenly home on April 6, 2017, surrounded by family. She was 96 years, 9 months. She had been a resident of Good Samaritan Luther Manor for ten years.

Elmira June Thein was born June 28, 1920, in Guttenberg, IA to the Reverend Elmer and Sophia Mueller. She attended school in Guttenberg, IA and later worked in the button factory there.

On May 23, 1944, she was united in marriage to Earl A. Thein in Elkador, IA.

Elmira was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and enjoyed being a Senior Companion for over 25 years.

Grateful for having shared her life is her daughter, Cynthia Woessner (Gary), Sioux Falls,SD, four grandchildren, Terry Woessner (Marla) Tea, SD, Sheila Kidd (James) Tea, SD, Wanda Kettelman (Jason) Tea, SD and Nicole Woessner (Tyler), Sioux Falls, SD, 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, parents, infant brother, sister, Delores Van Herde, and sister, Lavon Hall.

Funeral Services will be 1:00pm Tuesday at Miller Southside Chapel, 7400 S. Minnesota Avenue. Visitation begins at noon Monday, with the family present to greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 Monday evening.
Published in The Argus Leader on Apr. 8, 2017
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