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Elsie June Hurelbrink, 88, Versailles, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at Ripley Crossing, Milan.
The daughter of William and Elsie Kessens Enzinger Firsich was born at Batesville June 28, 1928. She was married to Robert Hurelbrink April 21, 1951, and her husband of 65 years survives.
Other survivors include two daughters: Barbara (Ross) Peabody, Greenwood, and Diana Hurelbrink, Cincinnati; four grandchildren: Ashley Peabody, Indianapolis, Andrew (Megan) Peabody, Nashville, Tennessee, Robert (Rachel) Watka and Jessica (Stacy Smith) Watka, Cincinnati; and two great-grandchildren: Emelia and Charles Watka.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers William and Walter Firsich and sister Annabelle Vreeland.
The 1946 Batesville High School graduate attended beautician college in Cincinnati. She was a homemaker and for several years operated a beauty shop in Batesville. Her favorite things to do besides doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren included ceramics, upholstering with her sister-in-law Irma and niece Phyllis, gardening and sewing. June was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Olean, where she participated in quilting and making baby blankets with the Ladies Aid. She was also a Correct Homemakers Club member.
Funeral services are Thursday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 5-8 p.m. at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles. Memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.
Published on November 28, 2016
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