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Arnold August Ehm

Born - July 22, 1905

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Married - June 15, 1930

Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Died - February 16, 1997

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas



Wife - Minnie Barbara (Preuss) Ehm

Born - October 12, 1909

Baptized - November 5, 1909

Confirmed - June1, 1924

Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Died - September 21, 1996

Saint Francis Hospital, Wichita, Kansas

Father - George Fred Preuss

Born - May 10, 1880 - Kansas

Mother - Barbara M. (Weinman) Pruess

Born -1888 - Kansas



Minnie Ehm

Minnie Barbara (Preuss) Ehm was born October 12, 1909 to Fred and Barbara (Weinman) Preuss in Phillips County. She passed away September 21, 1996

in the St. Francis Hospital in Wichita at the age of 86.

Minnie was baptized on November 5, 1909 and confirmed on June 1, 1924 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Stuttgart. She remained a faithful member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church until her death. She was a member of the women's organization and assisted with the quilting projects at the church for many years. She also taught Sunday School for a number of years.

On June 11, 1930, Minnie was united in marriage with Arnold Ehm at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. To this union two sons, Virgil and Dennis were born. Minnie and Arnold were privileged to celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary last June.

Minnie and Arnold farmed the Ehm homestead until they returned in 1975 and moved to Phillipsburg. Minnie enjoyed her flower garden and plants and always assured that there were homemade cookies in the cookie jar for her grandchildren. She also enjoyed quilting, crocheting and embroidering until her eyesight no longer permitted her to do so.

During their retirement years, Minnie and Arnold enjoyed tours which took them to Alaska and Florida and many points in between.

Survivors include her husband, Arnold; two sons: Virgil and wife Melba, Phillipsburg and Dennis and wife, Leona, Terre Haute, Indiana; four grandchildren; Dwight Ehm and Diane Zillinger and husband James, Phillipsburg, Gordon and Cristiana Ehm, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Randy and Meg Ehm, Raleigh, North Carolina; three great-grandchildren: Sara and Daniel Zillinger and Austin Ehm; two sisters: Lillie Grote, Phillipsburg and Mary Ann Merklein and husband Ehrhart, Stuttgart; a sister-in-law, Verna Huiting and husband Duane, Stuttgart, brother-in-law, Vernon Krafft, Phillipsburg; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Ehm, Phillipsburg and Sally Ames, San Diego, California.

Minnie will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Pastors Don Swanson and Ruth Swanson officiating.

The congregation sang "Never My God To Thee," "How Great Thou Art" and "Softly And Tenderly Jesus Is Calling" accompanied by Phyllis Merklein.

Casket bearers were Randy, Dwight, Gordon and Donald Ehm, James Zillinger and Ehrhart Merklein. Honorary bearers wee: Austin Ehm and

Sara and Daniel Zillinger.

Interment was in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Stuttgart.

Arrangements were handled by Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel.


Our heartfelt appreciation to all of you who were so thoughtful at the time of our loss. We shall long remember your cards, flowers, visits, food brought in, memorial contributions and other kind expressions of sympathy. Special thanks to the staff at the Phillip County Hospital in Wichita for their loving care, the pastors Don and Ruth Swanson, the Hospice group and the women of the church who served the lunch following the services.

The Family of Minnie Ehm


We wish to express our deep appreciation to all who were involved in helping at the time of Minnie Ehm's accident. Namely the law enforcement officers, the EMT'S, the jaws of life and fire department, all the emergency room staff, Dr. Bubenik, Dr. Wyse and the ambulance staff that transported her to the airport. Your kindness and caring concern will never be forgotten.

A special thanks to Pastor Lowery for his prayers and staying with us and to all those from Hospice.

We also want to thank everyone for the food, cards, flowers, phone calls, kind words, hugs and prayers.

To Pastor Don and Ruth Swanson for being with us at this time. Also, thanks for all the memorials and to the members of the church who served the lunch.

We have been overwhelmed by the expressions of care and concern at the time of our loss for which we are deeply grateful.

God's Richest Blessings

The Family of Minnie Ehm

Phillips County Review


September 26, 1996




Son - Virgil Dean Ehm

Born -1931-Kansas


Son - Dennis Eugene Ehm

Born -1933 - Kansas



Sister - Mary Kunigunde (Ehm) Vogel

Born -December 2, 1889


Brother - Johannes Heinrich Ehm

Born - November 28, 1892


Sister - Freida Christina (Ehm) Vogel

Born - September 7, 1895


Sister - Louise Katarina Ehm

Born - 1897 - Infant Death


Brother - John Friedrich Ehm

Born - April 18, 1899


Brother - William Karl Ehm

Born - May2,1903


Brother - Alvin Georg Ehm

Born - October  31, 1907



Father -Johannes Ehm

Mother - Kunigunde (Eltiste) Ehm


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