We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

Marilyn L. Ehlers

A funeral will be held Thursday, June 27th, 2013 for 83-year-old Marilyn Ehlers of Chester, who died Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at Three Springs Lodge Nursing Home in Chester.

She was born September 18th, 1929 in East St. Louis, the daughter of Walter and Grace (Abell) Pyron. They preceded her in death.

She married Herman L. Ehlers December 31st, 1952 in Chester. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include three children: Gregg (Julie) Ehlers, Jill Bert (FiancÚ Pat Paulus), Beth (Jay) Zappa, all of Chester; eight grandchildren: Michael Bert, Nicole (Shannon) Wolff, Jeff Ehlers, Nick Ehlers, Steven Ehlers, Zachary Zappa and Blake Zappa, all of Chester, and Ryan (Polly) Bert of Steeleville; six great grandchildren: Connor, Collin, Aaliyah, Macy, Camryn & Miley.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Meyer and Loys Phelps.

Marilyn had been a bookkeeper Birchler-Schmerbauch Accounting.

Marilyn was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Chester, L.W.M.L at Church and the V.F.W. Auxiliary in Chester.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26th, and from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27th at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester. Visitation will continue Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the St. John Lutheran Church.

A funeral for Marilyn Ehlers of Chester will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at the St. John Lutheran Church in Chester. The Rev. Peter III will officiate.

Burial will follow in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery.

You may make memorials to the St. John Lutheran Church.