Lila Sylvia Oelfke, age 89, of Hamburg, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at Glencoe Regional Health in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held Monday, October 9, 2023, 11:00 A.M., at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Minnesota, with interment following at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Monday, October 9, 2023, from 10:00-11:00 A.M., one hour prior to the service at the church.
Lila Sylvia Oelfke was born on April 26, 1934, in Stewart, Minnesota. She was the daughter of William and Sylvia (Schultz) Wegner. Lila was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth both at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She received her education in Hutchinson and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School Class of 1952.
Lila was employed at 3M in Hutchinson doing secretarial work. On July 9, 1955, Lila was united in marriage to Richard Oelfke, the love of her life, by Rev. Kirsch at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Lila and Richard made their home on the family farm in Hamburg, Minnesota until Richard went into the Service. After he was honorably discharged, they returned to the farm and she adjusted to being a farm wife. She helped with farm work and was a wonderful wife and mother. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Paula, Steven, and Beth. They shared over 65 years of marriage until the passing of Richard on May 9, 2021.
Lila was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, serving many years on the alter guild.
Lila enjoyed shopping, reading, word find books, trying new recipes, watching, and feeding the birds. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, and friends.
Lila passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at Glencoe Regional Health in Glencoe, at the age of 89 years, 5 months, 7 days.
Lila is survived by
Children, Steven Oelfke and his wife, Jeanne, of Hamburg, MN,
Beth Schwecke and her husband, Marc, of Gibbon, MN;
Grandchildren, Daniel Oelfke of Hamburg, MN,
Phillip Oelfke and his wife, Leah, of Hastings, MN,
Timothy Oelfke and his wife, Hillary, of Jacksonville, NC,
Sara Hahn and her husband, Isaac, of Winthrop, MN,
Kari Mack and her husband, Brent, of Redwood Falls, MN;
Great-grandchildren, Ezekiel Oelfke, Simon Oelfke, Roman Oelfke, Abigail Oelfke, Luke Oelfke, Hannah Oelfke, Avery Hahn, Lewis Hahn, Crosby Hahn, Lucy Hahn, Birdie Mack, Geno Mack;
Brother, William and his wife, Doris of Hutchinson, MN;
Sisters-in-law, Sharon Wegner of Hutchinson, MN, Carol O’Brien of Naples, FL;
Nephews, nieces, other relatives, and many friends.
Lila was preceded in death by her Parents, William and Sylvia Wegner; Husband, Richard Oelfke; Daughter, Paula Oelfke; Grandson, Andrew Oelfke; Brother, Milo Wegner; Brother-in-law, B. Wells O’Brien; Stepfather, Ervin Mielke.