• In Memory Of


Eileen G. Olberding

Seneca, KS

09/26/1928 - 09/15/2015

Eileen G. Olberding, 86, of Seneca, died on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Crestview Nursing and Residential Living in Seneca.

Eileen was born on September 26, 1928, to Frank and Martha Walk Dick in Baileyville. She grew up on the family farm, southwest of Baileyville. She attended Baileyville High School, graduating in 1946. After graduating she did office work in Axtell and then in Kansas City for a short period.

On April 18, 1949 she married Clarence G. Olberding at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baileyville. They farmed north of Centralia until 1977, when they moved to their present farm just west of Seneca.

Eileen was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, St. Ann’s Altar Society and a past CCD teacher. She was a homemaker and a cheerful and thoughtful person. She had a large garden and raised produce for her family. She also loved planting and tending the flowers around the farm and in her garden. She enjoyed traveling and reading when time allowed. She was devoted to her family.

Eileen was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence on January 29, 1991; an infant daughter, Laurie Ann on November 2, 1960; and a son, Steven on March 2, 1985; five brothers, Kenneth, Francis, Dennis, Marvin and Lebert; and four sisters, Vera Rodriquez, Sr. Luella Dick O.S.B., Lela Hasenkamp and an infant sister Colette.

Eileen is survived by her two daughters, Diane (Kenneth) Keegan of Baileyville and Janice Kramer of Goff; four sons, Wayne (Ruth) Olberding of Topeka, Dale Olberding of Centralia, Lynn Olberding of Topeka and Larry Olberding of Seneca; sisters, Maxine Haverkamp of Horton, Shirley Hasenkamp of Seneca and Darlene Nelson of Kansas City;18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

A Rosary will be prayed on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7 PM at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM on Friday, September 18, 2015 at Sts. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church in Seneca. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Seneca, Kansas.

Memorials are for the Eileen for Coins for a Cause or Sts. Peter and Paul Church or Nemaha County Hospice.

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