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Elva D. Fesler

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sept. 13, 1943-April 2, 2011

LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Elva D. Fesler, 67, died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at her home in Lincoln.

She was born Sept. 12, 1943, in Bartley, Nebraska to Thomas Dorwin and Frances (Lohr) Carpenter. Elva was a devoted, hard working and kind person, she started working as a junior high student with her mother at the Bartley Municipal Telephone Company. After moving to Lincoln she worked for Safeway from 1964 until the store closed in 1981.

Elva was a long time member of the Wyuka Cemetery and Wyuka Funeral Home family, where she held several positions as administrative assistant, bookkeeper and friend beginning in 1995.

Survivors include her brother, Wayne Carpenter and Cheryl Bales of North Platte, Nebraska; niece, Dawn LaRae Sikes and husband, Stewart of York, Nebraska; nephew, Thomas Carpenter and wife, Julie of Bartley; niece, Kimberly Rosenkranz and husband, Jim of Lakefield, Minnesota; sisters-in-law, Roberta Carpenter and Loretta Carpenter; and great-nieces and nephews plus a lot of very special friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Fesler; parents; and brother, Roger Carpenter.

Services are at Wyuka Funeral Home on Friday, 2 p.m., with public visitation beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday. Graveside services are at the Bartley Cemetery in Bartley on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Memorials may be left for the People's City Mission, Matt Talbot Kitchen or the Bartley Volunteer Fire Department.

Online condolences may be left at www.wyuka.com.

WYUKA Funeral Home, Cemetery and Park is in charge of the arrangements.