Eloise (Goehring) Deg
1923 - 2021
BORN
1923
DIED
2021
Eloise (Goehring) Deg, passed away on December 25, 2021, at the age of 98. She was born in Ashley, N. Dakota, to August and Magdalene (Schock) Goehring on September 27, 1923. Like many of her generation, who experienced the Great Depression, Eloise, was sent to work and live at a nearby hospital, at a young age, to help support the family. That experience contributed to her lifetime of hard work, sound ethics, and pride in her home.
As a young woman, she moved from Ashley N. Dakota, to Lodi, CA, in 1944, to live with her cousin. Eloise made the 4 day train trip with $25 in her pocket and a box of saltine crackers, which prompted some kind soldiers to share their food rations with her. On her arrival, she went to work in local packing sheds and canneries where she worked for over 50 years. Eloise was a valued employee and met many who would become life long friends.
In 1946, Eloise met Harry Deg, a handsome young soldier, who was on leave from Camp Roberts Army Base. After Harry's discharge from military service, they were married at Emanuel Lutheran Church Lodi, CA in 1947. They lived in Galt, CA a short time before moving to Sidney, MT, to try their hand at farming. Their first son, Dennis, was born in Sidney and in 1951, the family returned to Lodi where their son, Dale, was born.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry J. Deg; along with her three younger siblings, LaVera Gunther of Lodi, Hilda Hoffman of Aberdeen, S. Dakota, and August (Red) Goehring of Decatur, IL.
She is survived by sons, Dennis Deg (wife Susie) of Acampo, CA and Dale Deg of San Jose, CA; six grandchildren, Kelli, Derek, Alexis, Brandon, Zachary, and Peter; as well as her grandchildren by marriage, Julie, Eric, Ryan, and Jana. She is also survived by 14 great grandchildren.
At Eloise's request, there will be no services. Later this month, there will be a family celebration to honor her memory.
Published by Lodi-News Sentinel from Jan. 8 to Jan. 14, 2022.
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Sorry to hear about your Mom I have many fond memories of her and your Dad camping and playing many games of cards
Bernice Weisz
January 13, 2022
Love you Gma!
Kelli Powell
January 10, 2022
Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, hope you are fairing well!
Lane Pearson
Other
January 10, 2022
So sorry for your loss. Pray that God will give you comfort in knowing she is with the Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you.
Chuck Springer
January 9, 2022
Your mom was wonderful. I have fond memories of her growing up. Her story parallels my mom's my parents, Ervin and Edna Fregien, lived in Ashley and and went to Emanuel also. Our moms knew each other from the canneries as well. I am so sorry for your loss. I can see them all in heaven together welcoming her.
Deana Fregien
Friend
January 9, 2022
So sorry for your lose. Our family had great memories of growing up on Cardinal Street.
Edward Fischer
January 8, 2022
I will miss this dear lady, she was always fun to talk with when I came to visit my mother. She even would invite me to breakfast so her son Dennis would not have to sit alone with her. I remember she liked black licorice and at times I would bring her some. She is with God now and someday we will meet again. Because of the virus I could not stop in and visit my many friends made at the Arbor, both staff and residents, lots of special people that I will never forget.
Donald Brandt
Friend
January 8, 2022
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