Elsie Ann Gerlach, 81

Elsie Ann Gerlach of West Bend peacefully passed away on the 4th of July, 2008 at her home at River Way Place in West Bend, at the dear age of 81.

Born into the loving arms of the late Erich and Elizabeth (nee Rauscher) Gerlach on Oct. 13, 1926 in Tripp, S.D.

Elsie worked for the West Bend Co. for 42 years, retiring in April of 1989.

Elsie is survived by two sisters Esther Engel of Medford, Ore. and Rosemary (Edmund) Par-chim of Cedarburg. Elsie is further survived by three brothers-in-law, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.

Elsie is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Evelyn Strupp and Delores Ros-beck.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 6 p.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Rick Wendall officiating.

Friends and family may visit from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass at 6 p.m., at church only, on Thursday, July 10, 2008.

Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 11, 2008 at Holy Angels Catholic Cemetery.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.