January 5, 1932 - January 8, 2016


Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 11, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel in Sauk Rapids for Adeline E. Ehlers, age 84, of Sauk Rapids who passed away on Friday. Rev. Paul Cloeter and Rev. Donald Wilke will concelebrate and burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to services on Monday also at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 PM Sunday evening at the nursing home chapel in Sauk Rapids.

Adeline Emma Schultz Ehlers was born January 5, 1932 to Herman and Lydia (Betterman) Schultz in Miltona (Douglas Co.), MN. She became a child of God when she was baptized at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Miltona, on Jan. 24, 1932. She confirmed her faith at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on April 14, 1946 and at the age of 14 she served as church organist. After she graduated from Parkers Prairie, MN High School in 1950, Adeline went to Minneapolis where she worked for Farmers Insurance from 1950- 1954. Later she was the private secretary for General Electric Corporation until June 1956. Adeline sang for many years with the Immanuel Lutheran Church Choir in Minneapolis and with the Twin Cities Acapella Choir under the direction of Dr. Paul Manz, and the Concordia Seminary Choir in Springfield, Ill., and other church choirs.

Adeline married the love of her life Harvey Ehlers on June 2, 1956 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. The couple were blessed with two children, Corinne and Mark. Adeline was very instrumental in her husband’s calling as a Lutheran Pastor. She served her Lord as a secretary, pianist, organist and children’s choir director. As a couple they traveled three times as tour hosts to the Holy Land, Egypt, Jordan, and Corinth and spent three weeks in Germany and Oberammergau for the Passion play. They visited all the states except Alaska and the Northeastern US. Adeline was a loving and helpful person with a winning smile, always ready to serve.

Adeline is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Rev. Harvey Ehlers; children, Corinne (Bill) Brolsma of Fairmont, Mark (Paula) Ehlers of Maple Grove; grandchildren, Brady Brolsma, Kara (Chris Passmore), Morgan Ehlers, Brad Ehlers; sister, Dottie (Robert Kimbler) of Paynesville; sister in law, Jeanette Schultz of Minneapolis; aunt, Leona Betterman of Perham and many nephews, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Wallace.

Special thanks to the Good Shepherd Staff, the nurses and nurses’ aids in Silver Bay for their excellent care.

Memorials are preferred to Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, Prince of Peace Lutheran School, and Trinity Lutheran Church.