C. Gene Ehlers
June 27, 1940 - September 29, 2021
Gene Ehlers, 81, of Elwood, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, September 29, 2021, at Ennoble Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
A celebration of his life will be held at 10 A.M., Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M., Friday, October 8, 2021, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Sutton Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.
Carroll Gene Ehlers was born on June 27, 1940 in Jackson County, Iowa, to George and Matilda (Peters) Ehlers. He was educated in Jackson County country schools. He married Patricia F. "Pat" Hute on January 7, 1961 in Maquoketa, Iowa. She preceded him in death on February 2, 2004.
Gene had worked various jobs throughout the years. He had worked at Hayes Bros. Dairy, Bowman Cattle Co., Clinton Engines, and as a farmhand for Frank Myatt and later Glenn Myatt. He had also worked for Rockwell Cleanup, did grave digging, and lastly as an installer and repairman for Lowden Plumbing and Heating.
Gene enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and butchering. He especially enjoyed tractors and attending "The Old Thrashers" in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa each year.
Those left to honor his memory include his children, Barbara Klossner of Delmar, IA, Carol (Charles) Feldpausch of LaMotte, IA, Larry (and girlfriend Jolyn) Ehlers of Oxford Junction, IA, Gary Ehlers of Lost Nation, IA, Michael (Rena) Ehlers of Scotch Grove, IA, Michele (Don) Weimerskirch of Davenport, IA, and Karen (Neal) Kilburg of MO; 21 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Geraldine Ehlers of Andrew, IA, and Elaine Ehlers of Anamosa, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, brothers John, LeRoy and Gerald, and sisters Evelyn Sutphin, Ethel Rockwell and Gloria Belinger.
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