THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Adaline (Ehlke) Schimke, 98, of Crivitz, formerly of New London died on Wednesday, June 26.
Born on March 19, 1915 in the Town of Caledonia, Waupaca County, daughter of the late Albert and Edna (Schneider) Ehlke, she attended the Yellow Stone Trail School in Readfield.
After graduating she worked at Jung's General Merchandise and Kalbu's General Merchandise Store in Readfield. She was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Readfield where she was baptized, confirmed and married. She married Raymond C. Schimke on May 15, 1937 and he preceded her in death in 1992. They resided in New London all their married years, except for a few years when he was transferred to Borden's in Columbus for his job. They were members of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New London, where she was involved in the Ladies Aid and was a past District Secretary of the Ladies Aid. In 2005 she moved to Crivitz to be near her family and then moved to her new home at New Care Residence, Crivitz for seven years.
She is survived by a daughter, Marlene Manderfield of Crivitz; one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Michael Marshment; nieces and nephews; special friend and niece, Marsha (Keith) Griesbach and also other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, brother and sister in-law, Walter (Esther) Ehlke and sister and brother in-law, Caroline (David) Meshke.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 30 at 2 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church, New London with Rev. William Heiges officiating. Burial was in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Readfield. Visitation will be held at the church on Sunday from 12 noon until the time of service. Cline & Hanson Funeral Home, New London served the family.
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