Elda M. Licht
Elda M. Licht, 85, passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 7, 2020, at the Clarence Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 12, at St. John's United Church of Christ in Clarence, Iowa, with the
Rev. Matt Schneider-Adams officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Everybody attending
the visitation or service will be required to wear a mask. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Clarence.
Elda was born Sept. 24, 1934, in Clarence, to Edward and Ida (Luettjohann) Ruchotzke. She married Lawrence Licht on Oct. 10, 1953, at the Clarence United Church of Christ parsonage.
Surviving Elda are her husband, Lawrence; sons, Kevin (Cindy) of Tipton, Scott of Cedar Rapids, Brian (Cathy) of Olin and Bradd of Miles City, Mont.; grandchildren, Sarah Licht, Erick Licht, Megan (Josh) Toennis and Kylee Licht; great-grandson, Gavin Sinn; and sister, Eloise Vacek of Oxford Junction.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Elizabeth Wiebel and Evelyn Wiebel; and brothers, Everett and Eldon.
Many years ago Elda started and directed the bell choirs at St. John's in Clarence, and also was the coordinator for the Volunteer Services of Cedar County. She was a farm wife at heart and enjoyed sheephead, traveling, crafts and especially her grandchildren's events.
Chapman Funeral Home has taken Elda and her family into their care. You may leave condolences and memories at www.chapmanfh.com.