Myers-Reed Chapel

3729 25Th Street, Columbus, IN


Louise E. Ehrensberger

January 2, 1943June 24, 2019

On Monday, June 24, 2019, Louise Ehrensberger, loving wife, mother of four daughters, grandmother of seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild, passed away at the age of 76. Louise was born on January 2, 1943 in Dayton, Ohio to Ed and Betty Jacobson. She married Bill Ehrensberger on June 13, 1964. Bill and Louise moved to Columbus, Indiana in 1972 where they raised their four daughters: Tina, Teresa, Linda and Deb. Louise and Bill celebrated 55 years of loving marriage two weeks ago. Louise was a devout Catholic and strong advocate for all lives, especially the unborn. She was involved in the Right to Life movement for decades. She was a mover and a shaker who participated in numerous Pro-life rallies and marches. Louise organized and co-managed a soup kitchen with Bill that fed those in need in the local community for over ten years. More recently, she volunteered at Just Friends and Love Chapel. Louise had a contagious zest for living. She loved to dance and her Polka was the envy of all (much to her young teenage daughters’ dismay). Louise enjoyed playing cards and was always ready for a family Euchre tournament. She often clenched victory, but the jury is still out on whether she cheated to get there. In her younger years she loved roller coaster rides and long walks. Her favorite thing to do was to spend time with family and friends and has taught her daughters the importance of “togetherness in the kitchen.” Louise is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Phyllis. She is survived by her husband Bill, daughters Tina Ehrensberger, Teresa Becker, Linda Smith (Matt) and Deb Callahan (Ed), sister Pauline Blatz (Don), brothers Robert Jacobson, John Jacobson (Jim), grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, many friends and her sweet dog Lucy. Visitation will be held at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street in Columbus, Indiana on Friday, June 28th from 4-8pm. On Saturday, June 29th from 9-10am, there will be visitation followed by the funeral Mass at St. Bartholomew Church at 10am. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-reed.com.

Donations can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


  • Bill Ehrensberger, Husband
  • Tina Ehrensberger, Daughter
  • Teresa Becker, Daughter
  • Linda (Matt) Smith, Daughter
  • Deb (Ed) Callahan, Daughter
  • Pauline (Don) Blatz, Sister
  • Robert Jacobson, Brother
  • John (Jim) Jacobson, Brother
  • Mrs. Ehrensberger is also survived by seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews, and her sweet dog, Lucy.

  • Matt Smith, Pallbearer
  • Isaac Smith, Pallbearer
  • Aidan Smith, Pallbearer
  • Scott Becker, Pallbearer
  • Ed Callahan, Pallbearer
  • Jacob Callahan, Pallbearer

  • Multiple Sclerosis Society


  • Visitation Friday, June 28, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 29, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, June 29, 2019


Louise E. Ehrensberger

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Brenda Korte

June 27, 2019

I am so sorry to her of your Mother's passing. You and your entire family are in my prayers.

Nancy Whipker

June 27, 2019

My sincere sympathy to the family.

Nancy Whipker

Debbie Stout Gerard

June 26, 2019

She was like my second Mom growing up.
Teresa and I are best friends and have known each other since kindergarten. I would sleep over at their house loved playing over there. Thought of her often over the years, since I moved to Indianapolis. She was always so nice and friendly, I think I may have called her Mom sometimes when I was staying at their house.
May you rest in peace with my Dad and watch over us all.
Deb Stout Gerard

Craig Kessler

June 26, 2019

I grew up knowing Louise as a caring and involved mother who lived nearby. Later in life I got to know her as a woman of faith and dedicated wife. She made the world a better place by witnessing her faith and helping those in need. Her memory will live on not only through her loving family but those who were privileged to know her.