August Eilerts Jr.

December 6, 2018

NORFOLK — Services for August J. “Gus” Eilerts Jr., 93, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Home for Funerals Chapel at 708 Georgia Ave. The Rev. B.J. Fouts will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Home for Funerals Chapel.

He died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Norfolk Care and Rehabilitation Center in Norfolk.

Memorials are requested to the Alzheimer’s Association.


August John was born Oct. 25, 1925, in Coleridge, to his parents, August and Cella (Olsen) Eilerts. Gus was raised on the family farm. At the age of 19, Gus and his father began their truck driving business, Eilerts Trucking, and he began his lifelong profession. Also, he drove for Droescher out of Beemer before moving to Norfolk. In 1963, Gus started working for Abler Transfer and also for General Wholesale and Clark Brothers until his retirement.

On June 14, 1953, Gus married Dorothy Fillmer in West Point.

Gus enjoyed fishing and spending time with grandchildren. Gus spent his last four years at Norfolk Care and Rehab, where he was part of their family and was well cared for.

He is survived by his children, Dave (Peggy) Eilerts of Norfolk, Linda (Jim) Chapman of Norfolk and Jolene (Charles) Bergland of Norfolk; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his sisters, Janet Meyer of Coleridge, Marlene Beck of Lincoln and Cleo (Norman) Hollander of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister-in-law, Janice Eilerts of West Point; and nieces and nephews.

Gus was preceded in death by his parents; his spouse who died in 1984; a sister, Elizabeth; and a brother, Jim.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.homeforfuneralsinc.com.

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