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Elmer H. Woker


Mr. Elmer Woker of Okawville departed this life in the Friendship Manor Health Care Center in Nashville on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 6:05 a.m. He had attained the age of 93 years, two months and 12 days.

Elmer was born on February 14, 1922 in Beaucoup Township, the son of Henry and Laura (nee Windler) Woker. He was baptized on March 5, 1922 and confirmed on April 14, 1935. Mr. Woker was united in marriage to Lydia Toensing at Olive Branch Lutheran on December 6, 1947 and to this union, three children were born. Lydia preceded him in death on May 7, 1979.

Left to mourn his passing his three children, Jerry Woker and wife Carol of Okawville, Daryl Woker and wife Jane of Greenfield, Ind., and Diane Woker and husband Mike Hurt of Basco; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Craig Woker and wife Rita and their children Wyatt and Owen of Naperville, Clint Woker and wife Julie and their son Vaughn of St. Charles, Eric Woker and wife Kelly of Greenfield, Ind., Aaron Woker and wife Betsy and their daughter Noelle of Greenfield, Ind., and Jeff Woker of Greenfield, Ind.; numerous nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.

He married Lucille Schreiber Dinkelman at Olive Branch Lutheran on June 18, 1983. She survives along with her children, Howard and Sue Dinkelman, Roy Dinkelman, Doris Povolish, and Marvin and Janet Dinkelman all of Nashville; and numerous grand and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and first wife Lydia, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Curt Dean Woker; five brother and sisters, Alvera Kottmeyer, Clarence Woker, Dorothy Harre, George Woker and Eunice Kracht; and a niece, Janet Boettcher.

Elmer was a life-long farmer in Washington County. He was a faithful member of the Olive Branch Lutheran Church in Frogtown where he held numerous offices in the church throughout his life time.

Funeral services will be held from the Olive Branch Lutheran Church in rural Okawville on Thursday, April 30 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Hans Trinklein officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again on Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. then at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service hour.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Olive Branch Lutheran Church or to the Lutheran Hour Ministries and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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