Elizabeth G. Oelkers

December 19, 1919February 13, 2011

Elizabeth Gundlach Oelkers, age 91, passed away February 13, 2011 in Victoria, TX. She was born on December 19, 1919 in Holland, TX. During World War II Elizabeth was a 1st Lieutenant Army Nurse stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX.

She was preceded in death by her husband William J. Oelkers, parents Mary Gundlach and Carl Gundlach, brothers Gus Gundlach, Edwin Gundlach, Bernhard Gundlach, and Emil Gundlach.

She is survived by her son Eddie Oelkers and wife Christiane, daughter Bette Schachterle and husband Martin, grandchildren Simon, Adrian, and Laurence Oelkers, Mary Olson and husband Jeremy, Steven Schachterle and wife Katelin , and Randy Schachterle, and great grandchildren Sarai Olson and Conner Schachterle.

Visitation will be 9 a.m., Sunday February 20, 2011 at Sunset Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 10 a.m. There will be a private entombment at Sunset Mausoleum #2 on Monday, February 21, 2011.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Accolade Hospice, 222 W. Grande Ave., Yoakum, TX 77995 or charity of choice. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Main Street Personal Care for all the love, care, and support given to Elizabeth.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 20, 2011
  • Visitation Sunday, February 20, 2011

Elizabeth G. Oelkers

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Elizabeth Gundlach

February 21, 2011

to the Family, my sincere condolences from a distant relative.

Donna Sweet

February 20, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Laura & Norman Arnold

February 19, 2011

Bettye, Martin & family, sorry for your loss, I think of all of you often. We will be praying for you and your family. Laura and Norman Arnold

Sheila Dannelly

February 18, 2011

Eddie - I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I will be praying for you and your family.