Ellen S. Emde

Bethalto | Saturday, March 26 2011

Ellen S. Emde, 59, passed away at 5:00 am Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born on October 27, 1951 in Alton, IL, the daughter of Earl and Dolores (Martin) Mundell. 

She married Harold Emde on March 21, 1970 in Alton, IL.  He survives.

Ellen was an Army Wife and a realtor; recently she worked for Henke Auction Service as an agent. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Alton.  She enjoyed spending time in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, looking for wild life, especially moose.  She loved collecting vintage Christmas decorations but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Christian and Mary Emde of Alton and Linzy Emde of Troy, IL; foster daughter and her spouse, Becky and Jimmy Robbins of Fredricktown, MO and a foster daughter, Robbie Castile of Kansas City, MO; twelve grandchildren, Kara, Gabriele, Patrick, Adyson, Aydon, Crystal, Levi, Andrea, Justice,  Justin, Josh and James; a sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Nelson Harris of Alton; a step brother and his wife, Tom and Jerry Honke of Alton; her mother-in-law, Maria Emde of Alton; a niece and her spouse, Jill and Al Goeway of Alton; a nephew, Steve Harris of Alton and several great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a step brother, Dennis Honke and her father-in-law, Edward Emde.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alton with Pastor William Veith officiating.

Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church.

An online condolence and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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