Condolence & Memory Journal

Very sorry for the loss of your Mom Sarah,hold tight to your memories that is something you will always have take care and may God be with you.

Posted by steve anderson - mineral point, WI - Family   July 06, 2019

Gene and family: distance gets in the way of communication, doesn't it? My memories of you, Elaine and some of the children are crystal clear. Elaine and you were the bedrock of Petra. You and the three other families were all we had through the year you were served by "Vicar John" and then you bought his father's business and all of us left. I remember telling children apart because one was "Spot" until hair had grown
too thick and I lost my clue. The Beiers were and are special people. Special to friends and always special
to the LORD. I have had many near-calls home. But I am ready with my response, as Elaine was, should
the Good LORD ask, "Why should I let you in?"
The response? Not the common ones, "I've tried hard." "I've tried to be a good person." "I'm not as bad as...." or the like, because God's standard is "BE PERFECT!" and none of those work. My answer is Jesus' shortest sermon (John 19:30). I have His single word on my business card today: "Tetelestai!"
It was a koine Greek business term 2000 years ago. He abbreviated it, but it was what the man put at
the end of my account or bill when it was "Paid in full!" Just before He died Jesus announced for the world, tetelestai - sin was "paid in full!" (King Jame's scholars used a different expression because it ended a legal contract, and it has become so familiar that it will never be changed to the more significant daily usage, "paid in full.")
Elaine, and I, and you believe that. It's Truth. Today's distance between us is temporary. We won't be able to join you Saturday, (Donna's issues on, but we are one in spirit and one in the LORD. We've got His Word on it! Tetelestai! God bless. All our love,

Posted by <>< John & Donna Ibisch - Brookfield, WI - Family Friend   July 05, 2019

Elaine was a special supportive person that had many fruits of the spirit and can be seen in the legacy of her family. PMy brother Paul and I remember LLHS with Esther and Sarah. (Distant cousins). Elaine and Eugene, we lost count of all your vaults covering our lives ones, in glory.

Posted by Phill Lepple - Waukesha, WI - Family   July 03, 2019

So sorry to hear of Elaine's passing. She always seem so happy and a wonderful person all away around. I am sure she is welcomed into heaven with open arms. May she rest in peace.Joy Vander Sanden, Columbus.

Posted by Joy Vander Sanden - Columbus, WI - Friend   July 02, 2019


Elaine and I went to Wayland Academy back in the 50s and became good friends. Enjoyed our times out at her farm especially riding horses. Prayers to all of Elaine's family.

Posted by Elaine Koehn - Beaver Dam, WI - Classmate   July 02, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Posted by Scott and Donna Rychnovsky - Beaver Dam, WI - Coworker   July 02, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time. May your memories give you some joy

Posted by SANDY ELLINGSON - Reeseville, WI - Family   July 01, 2019


I'm so very sorry to hear of Elaine's passing. She was always so good to me. Like another mother. I hope she didn't suffer as now I'm sure she is in heaven. You have my deepest sympathies to Gene and the family. Lori and Abby Mae Oehlert

Posted by Lori Oehlert - Marana, AZ - Neighbor   July 01, 2019