Elda I. Koldewey
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Elda I. Koldewey
  • August 1, 1919 - September 22, 2016
  • New Haven, Indiana

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Elda I. Koldewey, 97, of Harlan, passed away on September 22, 2016. Born on August 1, 1919, in Allen County, she was a daughter of the late George and Goldie Messmann; and a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. She is survived by her son, Dennis P. (Ellen) Koldewey, of Santa Ana, California; grandchildren, Kevin, George and Katya; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Leonard; niece, Phyllis Berning; and daughter-in-law Hannah Koldewey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gerhard W. "Jerry" Koldewey; daughter, Nancy Davis; son, Alan Koldewey; and siblings, Iris Berning, Ilo Gerig, Ruth Nietert, Doretta Bottoms and Martin "Bud" Messmann.
Funeral service will be 11am Saturday October 1, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 7710 East State Blvd, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be held from 4 to 8pm, Friday September 30, at Hockemeyer Funeral Home, 17629 State Road 37, Harlan. Burial will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the St. Peter's Lutheran Church Building Fund.