STERLING – Thelma Eilers, 89, of Sterling, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Coventry Living Center in Sterling.
She was born March 11, 1924, in Tampico, the daughter of Harry Herman and Frances Marie (Karn) Rosene. She married Lester F. Eilers on Oct. 31, 1945 in Little Rock, Ark. He preceded her in death Sept. 15, 1999. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rock Falls.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen (Dennis) Devers, and her son, Douglas Eilers, both of Rock Falls; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and three sisters.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today and the funeral at 11 a.m. today at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Daniel Behmlander officiating. Burial will be at Hopkins Cemetery in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to Coventry Living Center and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.