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Information for Elmer H. Kellhofer

19 September, 1905 - 15 April, 1991

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

April, 1991
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Elmer Kellhofer

    Elmer H. Kellhofer, 85, of Caldwell, died April 15, 1991, at home of natural causes.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel with Pastor Ronald Fair of the Caldwell Free Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
    Elmer was born Sept. 19, 1905, at Seneca, Mo., the son of Charley G. and Maude E. Beck Kellhofer.  He attended rural school near Seneca and helped care for his Kellhofer grandparents.  He moved with his family to a farm near Wentworth, Mo., where he finished his schooling.
    He moved to Ulysses, Kan., in 1927 where he worked at the C.H. Binney grocery store.  He married Lucille C. Binney Aug. 17, 1928, at Ulysses, Kan.  He was custodian at the schools in Ulysses for several years.  He also worked for the Highland Utilities Power Co. at Ulysses.  The family lived in Ulysses until moving to Caldwell in August 1944.  He was employed at Simplots for a year, then employed by Crookham Seed Co. for 25 years, retiring in 1970.
    He attended the Free Methodist Church, was a member of A.A.R.P., Chapter 218, and a volunteer at the Caldwell Senior Citizens Center.  He enjoyed fishing and camping trips with friends, and especially enjoyed family reunions.
    He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
    He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Carrie Lee and husband, Tony Huddleston, Grants Pass, Ore., Margie Hunsaker, Missoula, Mont., and Dona Barnes, Boise; eight grandchildren and spouses, Terrie and Robin Hudson, Grants Pass, Lyn and Michael Skudstad, Anaheim, Calif., Becky and Rob Wood, Palmer, Alaska, David Huddleston, Roseburg, Ore., Cyn Dee and Chet Fiscus, Birney, Mont., Nancy and Terry Page, Bob and Valli Barnes, Boise, and Bill Barnes, Snohomish, Wash.; 14 great-grandchildren, Kathy, Kiley, Toni and Kari Hudson, Sarah Lyn Skudstad, Joshua, Kathleen and Matthew Wood, Andrew Fiscus, Jennifer and Tammy Page, Sarah, Leslie and Nichole Barnes; Geneva Carney, a friend who is like a daughter, and her husband Lee; three brothers, Adren of Sarcoxie, Mo., Roy of Fairgrove, Mo., and Eugene of Wentworth, Mo.; two sisters, Faye Cressy and Evelyn Kutz of Pierce City, Mo.; several nephews, nieces and cousins.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, four sisters, and a son-in-law, Ernest Hunsaker Jr.

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