Alice L. Ehrensberger, 84, of 45 Plum St., St. Joseph's Terrace, Weedville, and formerly of Bucktail Road, St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home after an illness of the past several months.
She was born Dec. 31, 1927, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Allie and Agnes Dollinger Eckert. On April 21, 1947, in St. Marys, she married Wayne L. Ehrensberger, who preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1993.
Mrs. Ehrensberger was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. She had worked at the former A&P store in St. Marys and at Powdered Metal Products and the St. Marys School. She was a member of the St. Joseph's Church in Force and was a former member of Queen of the World Church. She enjoyed crocheting afghans and had given away 500 in her lifetime. She enjoyed taking pictures and the outdoors, and especially enjoyed being with her family.
She is survived by two daughters, Ann Feldbauer of Ridgway and Helen Bonanno (Steve) of Weedville; a son, Donald Ehrensberger of Ridgway; 10 grandchildren, Tom Ehrensberger, Mike Feldbauer, Kelly Keener, Wiliam Feldbauer, Wendy Bonanno, David Bonanno, Michele Ehrensberger, Mark Ehrensberger, Marlena Ehrensberger, and Felicia Wineka; 15 grandchildren; and by her male companion cat, Woody, who was with her for 15 years.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Raymond Feldbauer, in 2011; a son, William Ehrensberger and daughter-in-law Peggy Baughman Ehrensberger; three grandchildren, Robbie, Kristen and Kenny Wayne Ehrensberger; a step-grandson, Randy Feldbauer; two great-grandsons, twins Andrew and Alexander Keener; a sister, Ruth Feldbauer; and two brothers, James and William Eckert. She was the last member of her immediate family.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Alice L. Ehrensberger will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Friday, March 2, 2012 at noon, with the Rev. Michael Ferrick, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Bennetts Valley Ambulance, P.O. Box 48, Penfield, PA 15849; or to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 E. Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857.
The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com .