Emma J. Lingbeck, 95, went to be with her Lord on Monday, March 12, 2012 at her daughter's home in Rothschild surrounded by her loving family.
Emma was born May 3, 1916 to the late George and Eliza (Hinsch) Drewes in Rock Rapids, Iowa. She married Henry Lingbeck in Rock Rapids. She was a resident of the Rothschild area since 1967, where she was an administrative supervisor for Lakeland Sales – Tupperware until her retirement.
Emma's family always came first. She taught her daughters to be strong, independent women, and played a large role in raising all of her grandchildren. She cared for her mother for many years. She enjoyed crocheting- especially seasonal dolls. Emma was born and raised on the family farm, and loved all animals. She played saxophone for a dance band in her early years. She enjoyed getting her hands dirty in her vegetable and flower gardens. She rode her stationary bike daily up into her final years and then began working puzzles to keep active and sharp.
Survivors include her two daughters, Elaine (Edward) Rust, Rothschild, Beverly (James) Britton, Crestview, FL; two granddaughters, Tamara (David) Ballard, Wausau, and Teresa (Rodney) Dombrowski, Weston; great-grandchildren, Chad (Krissi) Gilray, Kronenwetter, Desiree Dombrowski, Jarod Dombrowski; great-great-grandchildren, Cain Gilray and Carson Gilray. One sister, Mary Sprock of George, IA also survives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, sister, Katherine Smit, and her brother Claus Drewes.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 503 Schmidt Avenue, Rothschild. Rev. Rich Block will officiate. Entombment will be in Restlawn Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, Wausau. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 pm. on Thursday at the Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston.
Online condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com