Edward Elmer


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Updated: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 04:08:04 CST


Sutton resident Edward Ulmer, 100, died Friday, March 21, 2014, at the Sutton Community Home in Sutton, NE.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Sutton, NE with Pastor Wayne Oblender officiating. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. MST, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the Haxtun Cemetery in Haxtun, CO. Visitation will be Monday, March 24, 2014, from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Mary Lanning HealthCare Hospice, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Haxtun, CO or to the donor’s choice.

Edward Ulmer was born on May 14th, 1913, in Lushton, Nebraska,the son of Jacob F. and Julia (Serr) Ulmer. The family moved from Lushton to a farm near Burke, South Dakota when Eddie was a young child. He attended Gregory County, South Dakota Public Schools through Grade Eight and then worked on the family farm. He continued to work on the farm until his marriage on December 23, 1940, to Josephine Steckman. The couple then left South Dakota and lived near Hampton, Nebraska, then Sutton, Nebraska where they farmed until moving to a farm south of Haxtun, Colorado in 1966. Following his wife’s death in 1987, he continued to live in Haxtun until 2006 when he returned to Sutton.

Eddie was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Sutton and a former member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Haxtun, Colorado.

He is survived by a son, Dennis Ulmer and his wife, Diane of Haxtun, CO; two daughters, Julie Parkerson and her husband, Robert, of La Quinta, CA; and Carol Erickson and her husband, Dr. Gerald of Sutton, NE; three grandsons, Jason Ulmer; Peter Hernandez and Gordon Kelly Ham; three granddaughters, Michelle Ulmer Spanyard; Carolita Hernandez Hermani; and Marla Ulmer Merrill; and six great-grandchildren.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, six brothers, and three sisters.

Eddie will be remembered for his homemade wine which he eagerly shared with family and friends and always ready for a game of cards.