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Obituary: Eileen P. Dehnke, Columbus

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Eileen P. Dehnke, 77, of Imperial Drive, died at 12:02 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Eileen graduated from the University of Michigan in 1955 and was a registered licensed dental hygienist until retiring in 1999. She was a member of the National Dental Hygienist Association, Sandy Hook United Methodist Church and the church choir. She had also served as organist or relief organist at many churches, including Sandy Hook.

A memorial celebration of her life will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Sandy Hook United Methodist Church, 1610 Taylor Road, with Pastor Steve Russell officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Love Chapel, 311 Center St., Columbus, IN 47201, or Turning Point, 745 Washington St., Columbus, IN 47201.

Born in Detroit, Mich., Aug. 31, 1935, Eileen was the daughter of Percy Pruder and Esther Baird Pruder. She married Ronald Dehnke June 16, 1956.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years; sons, Brad (Sherri Campbell) Dehnke and Greg (Jill) Dehnke, both of Indianapolis; a daughter, Lori Dehnke (Dana) Radavic of, Madison, WI; a brother, Gary Pruder of Honolulu, HI; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Elgin "Bud" Pruder.

Arrangements were made by Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

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