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Luella Minnie (DeBrock) Elfrink

File: 604

Date of Birth:

Friday, August 20, 1926

Date of Death:

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Leopold, MO

Luella Minnie (DeBrock) Elfrink

Luella Minnie Elfrink, 91, of Leopold, Mo., died October 24, 2017, at Woodland Hills in Marble Hill, Mo. Born on August 20, 1926, in Glennon, Mo., she was the daughter of William and Agnes Brands DeBrock. She married Donald Elfrink on April 11, 1945. He preceded her in death on November 20, 1995.

She was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Leopold, a member of the PCCW, and a quilter in the church quilting group. She had worked as a cook at the Leopold School, and volunteered as a board member for the VIP.

Survivors include her son: Stanley (Beverly) Elfrink of O'Fallon, Mo.; five daughters: Sharon Austermann of Wildwood, Mo., Andrea Chapman of St. Louis, Mo., Donna (Don) Gowen, Connie Elfrink and Kathy Elfrink, all of Leopold; eight grandchildren: Sandy (Fred) Perreand, Steve (Sugar) Austermann, Michael (Michelle) Thompson, Tracy (Todd) Trentham, Jimmy Mackiewicz, Dan (Beth) Gowen, Sarah (Chad) Upchurch and Megan Elfrink; and 18 great-grandchildren.

A son, Marvin Elfrink, a son-in-law, Jerry Austermann, a grandson, Michael Austermann, four brothers: Frank, Elmer, Fred, and Leon DeBrock, and two sisters, Nora Bueter and Della McBride preceded her in death.

Visitation will be on Friday, October 27, 2017, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill. Parish prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial will be at St. John Catholic Church in Leopold at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 28,2017. Father David Coon will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, mass offerings or donations to the Bollinger County VIP are preferred.