Christian 'Junior' Erlenbush
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LATHAM -- Christian "Junior" Erlenbush,
80, of Latham, formerly of rural Mount Pulaski, died Sunday, July 1,
2007, at 5:20 p.m. at his home.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mount Pulaski
Christian Church. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the
church, with Marvin Flowers and Jeremy Thomason officiating.
Burial, with military rites, will be in Steenbergen
Cemetery, Mount Pulaski.
Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski is handling
Mr. Erlenbush was a retired carpenter.
He was in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947, during
World War II, and served in the Philippines.
He was born June 14, 1927, in Lincoln to
Christian Walter and Edith Sciota Copeland Erlenbush.
He married Patricia Downing in Mount Pulaski on Aug.
20, 1950, and she preceded him in death April 7,
1995. He married Lori Werkman Dunn in Sangamon
County on April 13, 2005.
He is survived by his wife, of Latham; one son,
Stuart (and Lynnette) Erlenbush of Mount Pulaski;
one daughter, Pamela Erlenbush (and Greg Maus) of
Mount Pulaski; one sister, Frances Mason of Lincoln;
five grandchildren, Christian Eric Erlenbush of
Fountain Valley, Calif., Brian Andrew Erlenbush of
Baton Rouge, La., Jonathan Craig Erlenbush of Mount
Pulaski, Ryan Nicholas Maus of Mount Pulaski and
Lindsay N. Erlenbush Maus of Mount Pulaski; two
stepsons, David Werkman and Bob Werkman; four
stepgrandchildren, Megan Jenkins, Matthew Werkman,
Robert C. Werkman and Eric Werkman; and one
step-great-grandchild, William Workman.
He was also preceded in death by six brothers and
He was a member of Mount Pulaski Christian
Church, Mount Pulaski American Legion Post 447,
Mount Pulaski VFW Post 777, National Rifle
Association and Warrensburg Sportsman Club.
Memorials may be made to the building fund at
Mount Pulaski Christian Church or to Memorial Home
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