Dolores Margaret Ehleringer, the daughter of Frank and Mathilda Yackley Kuehl, was born on June 20, 1935 in Slayton, Minnesota. She grew up near Fulda and attended school in Lime Creek and St. Gabriel’s Catholic School and graduated from the Fulda High School in 1953. Dolores then worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Merrill in Worthington. Dolores was united in marriage to Jerry Ehleringer on November 3, 1955 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Fulda. After their marriage they moved to Alameda, CA where he was stationed with a Navy Fighter Squadron. After he returned from overseas they returned to Fulda. Dolores then took a job at American Cyanamid for ten years then worked at the Fulda Fertilizer Plant where she would become named manager by Land-O-Lakes. After her retirement she took a position with Zeneca Chemical Co. as a summer interim for Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota, then later was a summer interim for Dupont Chemical in Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota. Dolores entered the Our House Hospice Home in Slayton on November 13, 2007 due to failing health and passed away there on Sunday, November 18, 2007 at the age of 72. She was a member of St. Gabriel’s Church. Dolores was also a member of the Fulda VFW Auxiliary for over 50 years. She also was a past board member for the Canby VoTech and the University of Minnesota Women in Agriculture. Dolores enjoyed golfing, cooking, her children, grandchildren, playing cards and going to the casinos in Las Vegas and locally. She also enjoyed traveling, especially her trips to Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry of Fulda, MN; one daughter, Cindy Lutterman and her husband, Jeff of Fulda, MN; one son, Tom Ehleringer of Fulda, MN and two grandchildren, Angie and Ben Lutterman both of Fulda, MN. She is preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at St. Gabriel’s Church, Fulda, MN at 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 24, 2007 with Fr. Bob Horihan officiating. The organist is Mary Ann Boom. The pallbearers are Ben Lutterman, Bob Kuehl, Tim Beeck, Dan Lubben, Jake Lubben and Todd Kramer. Interment at St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Fulda, MN.