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Obituary: Nelda E. Voelz, Columbus

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Nelda E. Voelz, 86, of Forest Drive, died at 12:57 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Silver Oaks Health Campus.

Nelda was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. She retired from Cummins Inc., where she worked  30 years, and then worked at Kroger.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Pastor Patrick Galligar officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran School, St. Peter's Lutheran Church or Americare Hospice, 1150 N. Main St. Franklin IN 46131.

Born in Bartholomew County May 2, 1926, Nelda was the daughter of Otto L. Hoeltke and Edna Rittman Hoeltke. She married Donald Steinbarger in 1946. He preceded her in death in 1957. She married Ebert Voelz in 1976. He preceded her in death in 1990.

She is survived by sons, David (Betsy) Steinbarger of Celina, OH, Michael (Anngie) Steinbarger of Edinburgh, IN, and Mark (Debby) Steinbarger of Columbus, IN; daughters, Sue (Ben) Lorenz of Columbus, IN, and Debra Binkley of Vero Beach, FL; a brother, Ed (Nancy) Hoeltke of Columbus, IN; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and a brother, C. Evans Hoeltke.

You may view her video tribute after 4 p.m. Friday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet at

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