Louise M. Zehr, 92, Jasper

Louise M. Zehr, 92, of Jasper, died Friday December 27, 2019, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Dubois August 17, 1927, to Edward and Albertina (Opel) Hemmerlein. She married Harvey J. Zehr January 3, 1948, at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Dubois. He died November 2, 2016.

Louis was a 1946 graduate of Dubois High School. She worked at Jasper Wood Products and retired from 5th Street Elementary School in Jasper where she worked for several years. She was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Dubois and enjoyed cooking, gardening, bird watching, and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Brenda (David) Schmett and husband David, Huntingburg, and Karen Zehr-Miller and husband Bruce, Stendal; one son, Mark Zehr and wife Kim, Jasper; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Edward Hemmerlein.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter’s Church. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Peter’s Church, PAWS Animal Shelter, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church  with burial following in the church cemetery. Chaplain Jack Neighbors will officiate.

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