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Eunice Rose (Elser) Bonk Jan. 24, 1926 - Dec. 2, 2016


December 6, 2016

Eunice Bonk, 90, of Lebanon, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at her home.

Eunice was born Jan. 24, 1926 in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of Henry and Eleanor (Kaeselau) Bunte.

She was raised in Buffalo and attended college at Valpa-raiso University in Indiana. She became a teacher and organist in Lutheran/Christian church-schools in St. Louis, Cleveland, Tucson and San Diego. Her first job was with The Lutheran Hour radio program for then-famous Rev. Dr. Meyer, as editor and organist!

In 1953, she married David “Buddy, Tex” Elser, also a teacher in Fairview, Ohio. They moved to Oregon after...

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