Faith-Filled Heart=Faith-Filled Life
Erlynne A. Gaebler was born on August 26, 1929 to Wilfred and Florence Rau. She was baptized, September, 1929 and was confirmed on Palm Sunday, 1942 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, St. Louis, MO. Erlynne attend Holy Cross Grade School and graduated from Roosevelt High School.
Erlynne married Charles Bratvogel (deceased) on February 3, 1951. They were blessed with four children, Cindy (Keith) Putnam, Ken Bratvogel, Glenda (deceased) (Bob)Livingstone and Rodger Bratvogel (Barb). Over 25 years ago, she married James Gaebler.
Today, we gather to celebrate Erlynne’s life, a life filled with faith and service to her Lord. Erlynne’s Bible was the most important book in her life. She was in the Word daily and from this sprang a Faith-Filled Heart which led to a Faith-Filled Life, in service to her Lord. Throughout her life, she served by leading numerous Bible studies, taught Sunday School, worked with confirmation classes, and wrote devotions for both children and adults. Erlynne worked at CPH where she was secretarial assistant to the Sunday School editor in LCMS Parish Services, in the CPH Educational Resource Department. Then she worked in Human Resource Department, at CPH, until her retirement.
Erlynne enjoyed her days singing in the choir, and serving on altar guilds. She also served on the women’s guild at Concordia Seminary (St. Louis) and Laclede Groves Senior Center.
Erlynne was loved by many who met her and enjoyed her warm and inviting smile. Most of all she loved and was loved by her faith-filled husband, James E. Gaebler. Together they walked in the Lord’s way and were an example of a Christ-filled marriage. They always prayed and studied God’s Word together. Their love was so evident that even to the end they held hands.
Erlynne will be missed by her grandchildren (Dan, Krista, Liza, Matthew, Ben and Sara Jane), great grandchildren, her sister, Elma Jane and her brother Paul, step-daughters (Lynn and Karen) and step-grandchildren and great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.
“I command you this day, love the LORD your God and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul.” Deuteronomy 11:13
SERVICES: Funeral Services are still to be set up.