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Elmer Eberhart

Elmer G. Eberhart

Wednesday, August 1st, 1928 - Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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Obituary

Elmer Eberhart, 92, of Glen Carbon IL died Thursday, October 29th 2020 at home under BJC Hospice Care with his loving family at his side.

Elmer was born in Moro, IL the son of the late Herman and Margaret (Cooper) Eberhart. Elmer is survived by his 5 sisters; Laverne Linkenman, Helen Mennemeyer, Leona Daube, Ilene Eberhart and Irene Linkenman. One sister-in-law, MaryAnn Eberhart. He was preceded in death by his two brothers; Harold "Buddy" Eberhart and William "Bill" Eberhart.

He married Gwen Evans, who survives, on September 16th, 1951 at Eden United Church of Christ in Edwardsville, IL. They had 69 wonderful years together. He is also survived by his children, Sandra (Larry) Wehmeyer, Linda (Keith) Sedlacek and Jeff (Beth) Eberhart. Elmer adored his 7 grandchildren, Christy (Wayne) Kiel, Brian (Courtney) Sedlacek, Dawn (Mike) Montgomery, Shawna (Ryan) McMichael, Rachel (Brent) Goode, Eric (Kelli) Eberhart, Chad (Fiance' Sarah Harty).

He was also blessed with 13 great grandchildren. Brandon Harris, Hannah & Ryan Schelling, Baylor Montgomery, Chase, Mira and Brody Sedlacek, Max and Cooper McMichael, Blake and Brooklyn Goode, and Caden and Jake Eberhart.

Elmer professed his life to Christ at an early age. He was a member of Eden United Church of Christ his entire life. He served on the Church Counsel, as an Usher and Greeter, and also performed maintenance for the church.

Elmer served 2 years in the US Army as a Sergeant 1st Class during the Korean War. Because of his service to our Country, he participated in the Greater Saint Louis Honor Flight in April 2019 with his daughter, Sandy.

Elmer worked at Owens-Illinois Glass Works for 41 years, Moro Township for 11 years and Meridian Village for 16 years.

He was a member of the Edwardsville Moose Lodge, American Legion and V.F.W for over 50 years.

Elmer loved spending time with his family and friends, laughing and always sporting his contagious smile. He was a loving and caring person, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He had countless friends who he cared deeply for. He was always thinking of others first. Elmer's classic motto was "All you need is Love". He loved to love. If you had the joy of knowing him, you loved him too. Elmer's favorite past time when he was younger, was traveling the country in the RV with Gwenie and spending his Saturday evenings dancing the night away.

Funeral Services will be held at Eden United Church of Christ in Edwardsville, IL on Monday, November 2nd, 2020 with Pastor John Roberts officiating. Visitation is from 10:00am until 12:00pm with Funeral Services immediately following. Elmer will be laid to rest at a later date at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Memorials may be made to: Eden United Church of Christ, BJC Hospice Care or the National Kidney Foundation.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, no luncheon will be available. Masks will be required.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 2nd, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Monday, November 2nd, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Eden United Church of Christ
    Address
    903 N. Second St.
    EDWARDSVILLE, IL 62025
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  • Service

    Monday, November 2nd, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Monday, November 2nd, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Eden United Church of Christ
    Address
    903 N. Second St.
    EDWARDSVILLE, IL 62025
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  • Interment

    Location
    Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
    Address
    2900 Sheridan Rd.
    Lemay, MO 63125
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    Notes
    Burial will be at a later date.

Affiliations

  • US Army

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Bonnie Geisen

Posted at 10:48pm
Elmer was such an amazing man, so full of life and knowledge. He taught me so much, about work and life. I’m so lucky to have known and worked with him for the years I did. Prayers for Gwen and the family he loved so much!
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Kathy

Posted at 04:49pm
I worked with Elmer at Meridan Village. He always had a smile and time to talk with you. RIIP Elmer.
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Cheyann Horton (Weinacht)

Posted at 10:18am
Elmer was larger than life! I have so many happy memories with him, Gwen, Hank & Doris. Praying comfort for the family as he celebrates with Jesus!
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June ( King) Hensley

Posted at 01:47pm
So sorry to hear of your loss. The world is missing a wonderful man and a great smile now. Will be keeping the whole family in my thoughts and prayers.
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Kathy Montgomery, Davis Family, and Michelle McKee

Posted at 08:07pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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