Elda Rohlfing



Elda Marie Rohlfing, 96, Gerald passed away Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 19, 1924, to Louis and Edna (Pruessner) Panhorst, in Gerald.

She was united in marriage to Earl F. Rohlfing July 18, 1959, at Ebenezer Stone Church in Gerald.

Elda enjoyed quilting and embroidery and was very active in her church. She loved baking, gardening, sewing, and dancing, plus spending time with her family and friends. Elda was a member of Ebenezer Stone Church.

She was preceded in death by husband Earl Rohlfing; son Ronald Thomas; daughter-in-law Darlene Thomas; brothers Harley, Leonard, and Richard Panhorst; and sister Lavern Raaf.

She is survived by son Rodney and wife Idie and daughter Dixie and husband Larry Kopp all of Gerald; grandchildren Jenny and husband Adam Southerland, Clayton Rohlfing and significant other Madalyn Wright, Jason and wife Tara Kopp, Nathan and wife Julie Kopp, Kara and husband Paul Adams, and Karl Thomas; and great-grandchildren, Aubree Southerland, Charlotte Kopp, Alan Kopp, Cecilia Kopp, Natalie Kopp, Lydia Kopp, Alexander Adams, and William Adams.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Ebenezer Stone Church outside of Gerald with Rev. Glenn Hollander officiating. Internment was held at the Ebenezer Stone Church Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to Ebenezer Stone Church Women’s Guild.

Arrangements entrusted to Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, Gerald.


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