ELMER HUGO CONSTIEN, 86, was born March 11, 1933 in
Hinton, OK to Helene & Wilhelm Constien and was the
eighth of nine children. He graduated from Hinton
High School, served in the U.S. Army, and graduated
from Oklahoma State University. He married the love
of his life Marilyn Roether of Watonga, OK in August
of 1958 in Midwest City, OK. They lived in Stillwater
OK, Bethany OK, Hazel Dell WA, and Rockwall TX. He
went home to his Lord on June 28, 2019.
He is survived by his brother Harold, his wife Marilyn,
his three sons and their wives: Greg, Mark, Kathryn,
Scott and Maury, and five grandchildren: Cole, Carter,
Kevin, Rachel, and Daniel.
After college, Elmer joined Western Electric/AT&T where
he worked as an Industrial Engineer for thirty years
until he retired in 1989. He remained connected with
his coworkers from AT&T, meeting weekly over the years
for breakfast and coffee, or just to catch up. In
retirement he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, time
with his grand kids, and experiencing the world with
the people closest to him. Hinton was always home,
and he continued to return to the family farm to make
new memories with loved ones and enjoy countless hours
on his tractor “Blue”.
Growing up in a large family within the small farming
community of Hinton, Elmer had a strong sense of
belonging and community, he never met a stranger. He
had a genuine gift of connecting and relating to
people he had just met. His boys often joked that
when he wasn’t with his friends, he was off making
Elmer lived a life of service. He served his country
in the army. He served his community of Hazel Dell by
developing the small Little League Baseball program
into a thriving organization. He served as a loving,
devoted husband and a strong, caring father & grand-
father. He served his church and the Lord in several
organizational positions; church building committee
chair, congregational president, trustee, and elder.
He was a good and faithful servant, and dearly loved.
Burial was in Hinton Cemetery at Hinton, OK