He married Mary Lou Steidinger in Fairbury on August 1, 1954, and she preceded him in death on January 23, 2015. He is also preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers, four sisters, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Elmer is survived by twelve children, Elsie (Merle) Eisenmann of Cissna Park, Paul (Joan) Kaeb of Sabetha, KS, Linda (Don) Sinn of Silverton, OR, Max (Beth) Kaeb of Cissna Park, Jim ( Diane) Kaeb of Sabetha, KS, Eric (Lou Ann) Kaeb of Cissna Park, Hartzell (Denise) Kaeb of Cissna Park, Harvey (Judy) Kaeb of Gridley, Darlene (Russ) Walder of Rankin, Les (Christine) Kaeb of Francesville, IN, Leon Kaeb of Bloomington, Todd (Valerie) Kaeb of Cissna Park; one sister, Anna Kaeb of Fairbury, one brother, Urban Kaeb of Cissna Park, 65 grandchildren and 138 great-grandchildren.
Dad served his country during the Korean Conflict and appreciated our freedoms. A dairy farmer in the Rankin and Cissna Park communities, he loved to care for God’s Creation. He was a devoted husband, loving and patient Dad and Grandpa, and sincere, thankful man of God who loved to pray without ceasing. Our Dad’s many friends knew him to be trustworthy and a man of his word. Dad lived to give God the Glory for all and often spoke of love and kindness. He was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Cissna Park.
Private funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at the Apostolic Christian Church in Cissna Park. The ministers of the church will officiate. Burial will follow at the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Cissna Park with graveside military rites by Cissna Park American Legion Post #527.
The funeral will be livestreamed on YouTube at Cissna Park AC Church Live Stream and AC Central Sermons or by dialing 815-714-8988.
Memorials may be made to Cissna Park Apostolic Christian Sunday School or Apostolic Christian Harvest Call.
Arrangements are by the Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park.