Ella Rose M. Stenger

Ella Stenger2Ella Rose M. Stenger, age 92 of Hamburg, died Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus. Born April 2, 1923 in Ripley County Indiana, she is the daughter of Cordula (Nee: Starke) and Anthony Kraus. She married Eugene Stenger June 24, 1944 at St. Louis Church and he preceded her in death January 20, 1981. Ella Rose was a homemaker and a member of St. Anne’s Church.

Her family enjoyed Ella Rose’s quick wit and the grand kids could always count on sound advice in times of need. She liked to watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, work word search puzzles as well as crocheting. Each of the grandchildren received a cherished baby’s blanket at birth. Faith was very important to Ella Rose who prayed the rosary twice daily and like any good grandparent, she dearly loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. According to her family, she apparently had a weakness for coffee and ice cream.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-laws Nancy and Albert Phillips of Greensburg, Sandy and Mick Starost of Hamburg; sons and daughter-in-laws Rod Stenger of Greensburg, Gary and Sandy Stenger of Sunman, Steve and Carol Stenger of Hamburg; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by her daughter Donna Stenger; brother Eymard Kraus and grandson Andy Stenger.

Visitation is Saturday, February 13th, form 9 – 10:30 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services follow at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anne’s Cemetery. The family requests memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.