Eldon Oellrich, 84, died Sunday, May 12, 2019, at the Willow Gardens Care Center, Marion, following a sudden illness.
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, with interment in the Cedar Memorial Cemetery. Friends came calling from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa.
Surviving are two siblings, Jeanie Clark, Anamosa, and Larry Oellrich, Center Point; and his second family and employers, Don and Janet Stickle and family, Central City. He was preceded in death by six siblings, Lester, Bobbie, Gerald, Dorothy, Lorraine and Betty.
Eldon Jack Oellrich was born March 12, 1925, in Morley. He was the son of John Peter and Irma (McQuillen) Oellrich. Eldon received his education in the Morley schools. He started his working career as a farm hand for Clifford McGuire. In 1972, he went to work on the Don and Janet Stickle farm where he was employed until he retired in 2018.
Eldon looked forward to his trips to town every other week and driving his four-wheeler around the farm doing his chores.