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Erlbacher, William John (1938 – 2022)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 4/5/2022 at 14:17:38

Name of deceased: William John Erlbacher

Aged: 83 yrs, 4 mo, 5 days

Residence: Earling, Shelby County, IA

Born: Nov. 24, 1938; rural Earling, Shelby County, IA

Died: March 29, 2022; location not provided

Funeral services: Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, April 2, 2022; St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Earling, IA; burial was in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Earling, IA

Survived by: Wife, Joanie Erlbacher of Earling, IA; children, Michelle Kenkel of Omaha, NE, Jacquie (spouse, Corrie) Vrbicky of Omaha, NE, Michael (spouse, Susan) Erlbacher of Harlan, IA, David (spouse, Jolene) Erlbacher of Harlan, IA, and Shawn (spouse, KhaTu) Erlbacher of Papillion, NE; 16 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Mildred “Mick” Graeve of Earling, IA, and Joanne Kohles of Earling, IA; sisters-in-law, Mary Erlbacher and Pam Erlbacher; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Leonard and Valeria Erlbacher; son, Chad Erlbacher; sister, Grace Heese; brothers, Donald and Richard Erlbacher

Education: Graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic School, Class of 1957; while there, he enjoyed playing basketball and baseball

Religious affiliation: Faithful Catholic

Military service: no information provided

Marriage: Joan Gross; 1967; location not provided

Employment: In 1961, Bill and Owen Heese, his brother-in-law, partnered and purchased the Skelly service station; also built 3 car washes over their 30-year association. Later, Bill purchased a Casey's store and then built and operated another car wash with his son; he retired in 2010.

Hobbies/Interests: Enjoyed family vacations to Okoboji, and family reunions, as well as fishing trips to South Dakota

Sources: pauleyjones.com


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