Obituary: Ella Olmstead, 97, of Ludington.

May 4, 2021

Obituary: Ella Olmstead, 97, of Ludington.

Ella Marie Olmstead, 97, of Ludington passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021 at her home. She was born December 7, 1923 in Fountain to Paul and Martha (Groth) Schoenherr. 

Ella married the late William N. Olmstead on December 8, 1944 at the Lutheran church in Ludington. 

Family meant so much to Ella. She will be dearly missed by those who survive: her children, William N. (Marcia) Olmstead and Laura Marie Olmstead; her grandchildren, Mark (Heidi) Olmstead and Jeffrey (Courtney Patterson) Olmstead; her great-grandchildren, Kaden Olmstead, Marah Olmstead, Ella Grace Olmstead, Griffin Olmstead, and Brock Wright; her sister, Maxine Ferguson, and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Ella was preceded in death by her husband, William in 2009, her sisters, Bertha Chancellor, Martha Stark, Minnie LeBrun, and Mamie Budzynski, and her brother, Henry Schoenherr.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in Ludington. Please bring a lawn chair.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ludington.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com.

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