January 22, 2014


Georgia Ellerbrock, 84, of Carroll, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. Celebrant will be Father Timothy Schott. Music will be by Marcy Anderson and the St. Lawrence choir. Lector will be Diane Hannasch. Gift bearers will be Georgia's children Jim Ellerbrock, Jane Frederick, and Joan Phillips. Honorary casket bearers will be Lenus Schulte, Don Smith, Tom Gorman and Jeff Ellerbrock. Casket bearers will be Matt Ellerbrock, Dan Frederick, Brian Phillips, Tim Schulte, Bob Schulte and Dave Reiling. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Cemetery near Auburn.

Visitation will begin at noon Friday at St. Lawrence Church.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Georgia's family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Born Nov. 10, 1929, at Decatur, Ind., Georgia was a daughter of George and Helen (Gass) Andrews. Georgia and her family moved to South Bend, Ind., in 1935. She graduated from eighth grade at St. Monica in Mishawaka, Ind., and attended two years at Mishawaka High School. The family moved in 1945 to Lake City, where she graduated from Lake City High School with the Class of 1947.

On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 1950, married Edwin Ellerbrock at St. Mary Catholic Church in Lake City. Georgia lived for 36 years on Edwin's family century farm where they raised their three children. She moved to Carroll after the death of Edwin.

Georgia was a devoted wife and mother, and also worked at Continental Telephone Company in Lake City. She was active in several card clubs and also enjoyed embroidery, paint by numbers, bingo, reading, and word searches. Georgia also had a deep devotion to her faith being active with St. Mary Parish in Auburn, former Legion Auxiliary member, and St. Mary Rosary Society. Georgia most recently was a member of St. Lawrence Parish in Carroll.

Survivors include her children: Jim Ellerbrock and wife Val of Granada Hills, Calif., Jane Frederick and husband Dennis of Storm Lake, and Joan Phillips and husband Kenny of Indianola; her grandchildren: Matt Ellerbrock, Jennifer Ellerbrock, Susan (Craig) Kimmerling, Dan (Karlin) Frederick, Brian Phillips, Sarah Phillips; her siblings: Sue (Ken) Phillips, of Laguna Woods, Calif., and Jim (Ardis) Andrews of The Villages, Fla.; her sister-in-law: Mary Ann (Lenus) Schulte of Carroll; as well as other extended relatives and friends.

Georgia was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Edwin, in 1987.