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Marion Ehlers

Marion Ehlers, age 87, of St. Paul, formerly of Aurora, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Brookefield Park in St. Paul.

Funeral Services will be held 10:00 A.M., Monday, October 7th at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hampton. Rev. Tim Wells will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 P.M. Sunday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Memorials may be made to the family to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Marion Alice (Doyle) Ehlers, the daughter of Arthur and Nellie Doyle, was born in Brattleboro, Vermont on March 8, 1932 and passed away in St. Paul, Nebraska on October 3, 2019, at the age of 87.

Marion graduated from Brattlebora High School. She enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1952, where she served her country for 3 years before being honorably discharged.

On February 13, 1956, she was united in marriage to Leon Ehlers. They had three children: Elainia, Lonnie and Doug. When Leon retired from the Air Force in 1971 the family moved to Kansas, where Marion worked in a Café. In 1983 they moved to Aurora, where Marion worked at Lippincott’s Telephone and as a cook at the Early Riser. Leon passed away on March 28, 2006.

Marion was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo, reading and being ornery to family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister, Barbara Cook.

Those left to cherish her memory are her three children, Elainia (Ken) Barber of Florida, Lonnie (Marylyn) Ehlers of St. Libory and Doug Ehlers of Grand Island; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Dorothy Foster and Eleanor (Francis) Moore.

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