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Elaine Ann Ehlert

May 18, 1936 ~ October 18, 2018 (age 82)

Elaine Ann Ehlert, 82, Wausau, died Thursday, October 18, 2018 at The Bay at Colonial Manor, Wausau.

Elaine was born May 18, 1936 on the family farm near Neillsville, WI to the late Carl and Gertrude (Lang) Ehlert.  She is a graduate of Wausau High School and performed clerical duties in the supply department for Wausau Insurance for 28 years. 

Elaine was a kind woman who lived life on her own terms and mostly liked to keep to herself.  She was a devoted member of Trinity Lutheran Church for much of her life and enjoyed singing in the church choir.  In her free time, Elaine liked to read and watch old movies and in years past, go camping with her parents.

Elaine is survived by her siblings, Betty Zerbel, Carol (LeRoy) Olloff and David Ehlert; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  She is preceded in death by her sisters, Erma Ehlert and Lois Fitzwater.

The memorial service for Elaine will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Helke Funeral Home, Wausau.  Mr. Phil Larson will officiate.  Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home on Saturday.  Inurnment will be at Restlawn Memorial Park at a later date.  Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements; you may sign our family guestbook at

Memorials in Elaine’s memory may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church (501 Stewart Avenue, Wausau, WI 54401).

A heartfelt word of appreciation goes to the nurses and staff of The Bay at Colonial Manor for their compassionate care for Elaine over the past 4 ½ months.

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