Elsie I. Johnson

Feb. 1, 1913 - June 20, 2011

Elsie I. Johnson of Waukesha died Monday, June 20, 2011, at the age of 98.

Elsie was born Feb. 1, 1913, the daughter of Herman and Minnie Schumacher (nee Fillman). She was in the 1930 graduating class of Bay View High School.

Elsie was a longtime member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waukesha. She was employed at Norman Schley CPA for three years and Waukesha Engine for more than 19 years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Elsie will be sadly missed by her daughter, Yvonne Fruit of Waukesha; grandchildren, John Fruit of Waukesha and JoEllen (James) Krause of Milwaukee; great-grandchildren, Jay Andrew Christian Kipfer and Elyse Ann Kipfer; niece, Nancy (John) Bugajski; nephew, Richard (Pat) Johnson; and special friends, Karen and Leah Wampole. Elsie is further survived by many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, Nile, on Nov. 27, 1955; parents; an infant brother, Herman; a brother, Harold; a sister, Norma; son in-law, Jay Fruit, on June 29, 2000; and a niece, Eunice (Fred) Lampe.

Visitation for Elsie will be from 1:30 p.m. until the 3:30 p.m. funeral service Sunday, June 26, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Larry Gates will be officiating. Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 27, at Arlington Park Cemetery, 4141 S. 27th St., Greenfield (please meet at the cemetery).

Memorials in Elsies name are appreciated to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (see address above); the Time of Grace Ministry, P.O. Box 301, Milwaukee, WI 53201; or to the Lutheran Womens Missionary Society (LWMS), 8410 Cleveland Ave., Suite 104 West Allis, WI 53227.

Elsies family would like to thank the Revs. Scott Oelhafen, Larry Gates and Aaron Christie and retired Rev. Glen Schaumberg of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church for their loving support; Drs. Martin Kern and Sanjay Singh and the staffs of Waukesha Memorial Hospital, LindenGrove Rehabilitation Center and Seasons Hospice for their exceptional care of Elsie.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.