Erlene Meisberger, 87, Holton

Erlene K. Meisberger, 87, of Holton passed away at 9:45pm, Thursday, January 14, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Dearborn Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born in Holton on July 2, 1933 the daughter of Orel J. and Maude Beach Montgomery. She was married to Junior Meisberger on June 18, 1951 and he preceded her in death on December 14, 1990. Survivors include two sons Dan (Cathy) Meisberger of Holton and Darrell (Cathy) Meisberger of Rising Sun; one daughter Debbie Schmaltz of Versailles; 8 grandchildren Deanna (Ryan) Erny of Jasper, Adam (Amy) Meisberger of Reva, Virginia, Matt (Andrea) Meisberger of Holton, Crystal (Alan) Welch, Shannon (Stacey) Schmaltz, and Keith (Beth) Schmaltz all of Versailles, Michelle Meisberger Imel of Greensburg, and Shawn (Miranda) Meisberger of New Castle; 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her son-in-law Barry Schmaltz, her sister Maxine Workman, and her brother-in-law Dewey Workman. Mrs. Meisberger was a 1951 graduate of Holton High School. Her working career spanned 40 years having employment with attorney Amos Jackson in Versailles, Vines in Osgood, Muscatatuck State Hospital, and 30 years with US Shoe in Osgood, retiring from there in 1991. Erlene enjoyed reading, sending cards, tending to her plants and garden, cheering for the Cincinnati Reds, and supporting her grandchildren that were playing for the South Ripley Raiders. She also helped with the Holton Jamboree for several years. Erlene always had a smile for everyone and always looked for the good in folks, never meeting a stranger. She was the rock for her family whom she loved very much. She was a lifelong member of the Holton Christian Church where she had served as church treasurer, Sunday school pianist, choir director, Sunday school teacher, greeter, participated in the Mother’s class, and was a stalwart prayer warrior. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 23rd at 12pm at the Holton Christian Church with Pastor Bob McCreary officiating. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will also be at the church on Saturday beginning at 10am. Memorials may be given to the church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.