Published On: Wed, Nov 9th, 2011

Obituary – Elsie M. Olberding

RANDOLPH — Elsie M. Olberding, 84, Randolph, died Oct. 31, 2011, at Osmond General Hospital, Osmond.
Visitation was Nov. 2, at Johnson Funeral Home, Randolph.
Funeral Services were Nov. 3, at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, Randolph, with Rev. Michael J. Swanton officiating.
Interment was in the Randolph Cemetery, Randolph.

Pallbearers were Elsie’s grandsons, Brian McDonald, Chad Olberding, Luke Stueckrath, Matt Olberding, Mike Olberding, Ira Lowery and Wilson Olberding
Honorary pallbearers were Elsie’s granddaughters, Brenda Dudik, Jodi Stueckrath, Crystal Dockhorn, Amber Olberding, Cindy Olberding, Sarah Greenwood and Amanda Olberding.
Elsie was born Jan. 16, 1927, at Randolph, to Carl and Alma (Haglestein) Strathman. She attended Cedar County rural school near Randolph and after schooling, worked as a housekeeper for several families near Randolph and Hartington. She married Edwin “Skeeze” Olberding Dec. 27, 1947, at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, Randolph. In 1968, she began her employment as a cook at Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Randolph, serving the residents there for 29 years. She worked at Jerry’s Hilltop near Randolph, doing kitchen work, for about a year.
She was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, Randolph.
Her hobbies included cooking and baking, watching soap operas and embroidery. She loved visiting with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family. Elsie entered Colonial Manor, Randolph, Oct. 15, 2011.
Elsie is survived by her eight children and spouses, Clarence and Charrye Olberding, Lincoln; Bernie and Joni Olberding, Lincoln; Karen McDonald, Randolph; Judy and Steve Stueckrath, Randolph; Terry and Marcia Olberding, Lincoln; Rick Olberding, Randolph; Rob and Susan Olberding, Lincoln; Dave and Melissa Olberding, Lincoln; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pauline Karlberg, Allen, and Kathleen Stewart, Randolph; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edwin “Skeeze;” one great-grandchild, Jackson Olberding; one son-in-law; two brothers-in law; and one brother, Paul Strathman.