Elfreda A. Conell, 93, formerly of Glenville

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 25, 2006

Funeral services for Elfreda A. Conell, age 93, formerly of Glenville will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Pastor Jeff Wallager will officiate.

Interment will be in the Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery. Visitation is today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the Church. To sign the guest book, goto www.bayviewfuneral.com

Elfreda died Friday, June 23, 2006, at St. John’s Lutheran Home.

Elfreda A. Conell was born July 1, 1912, to William and Ida (Biermann) Lierman in Stapelhurst, Neb. She was baptized and confirmed at the Mayorsville Lutheran Church and attended school in Mayorsville, Neb. On February 21, 1931, Elfreda was united in marriage to Bernard K. Conell at Peace Lutheran Church in Waco, Neb. The couple lived in Waco for a number of years before moving to Freeport, Ill., and then to the Glenville area March 1, 1948. Elfreda was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church where she was active in Ladies Aid, taught Sunday School, faithful Circle and WELCA member. Elfreda loved to crochet, sew doll clothes for the granddaughters, reading, and playing games with the grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Joyce and husband, Norman Fredin of Albert Lea; son, Dorvan and wife Marge Conell of Great Bend, Kan.; grandchildren: Daniel (Jane) Conell of Hays, Kan., Cindy (Quentin) Wittrock of Coon Rapids, Minn., Dawn (Dwayne) Spinler of Red Feather, Colo., Rene (Jonathan) Moen of Delano, Minn., and Dana (Tracy) Conell of Santa Clarita, Calif.; great-grandchildren: Jason and Andrew Conell, Angela and Julia Wittrock, Kjersten and Annika Moen, Darrell Spinler,

Nathan, Garrett and Carson Conell; special family friend, Delores Conell of Hays, Kan.;

and many nieces and nephews.

Elfreda was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernard in 1999; infant son in 1931; brothers: Ben, Oscar, Arnold, and Adolph Lierman; and sisters: Edna Musser, Hulda Campbell, Martha Strodtman, and Mildred Mann.

Elfreda enjoyed and loved her five grandchildren and was privileged to be a part of their lives from birth into adulthood.

She loved her great-grandchildren dearly in her own special way. Elfreda was the last of nine children to be called to rest, blessed be the memories Elfreda left with us.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.