Elsie Young, 93
Elsie Young (nee Gehrke), 93, of Little Chute, formerly of Reedsburg, died on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at American Grand Assisted Living in Kaukauna.
She was born on July 11, 1917, in the township of Franklin, Sauk County, the daughter of Frank and Minnie (nee Spohnholtz) Gehrke. Elsie was a graduate of Reedsburg High School and the Sauk County Normal School. She was then a teacher in Sauk County. On May 13, 1942, she was married to Everett Young. She worked at Krogerís for 20 years and then in the dietary department at the Reedsburg Memorial Hospital for 10 years until her retirement. Elsie was a faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church in Reedsburg and later a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Appleton. She enjoyed embroidery, baking, reading and was an avid Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers fan. Elsieís life was wrapped around her family. She attended sporting events, recitals, concerts, awards ceremonies and numerous family gatherings.
Survivors include two children, Beverly (Bob) Church of Little Chute and LeRoy (Jan) Young of West Bend; six grandchildren, Becky (Jeff) Brandt of Minneapolis, Barb (Craig) Frenette of Chippewa Falls, Kyle (Ross) Zautner of West Bend and Lee (Tanya) Young of Appleton; David and Bradley Young of West Bend; 10 great-grandchildren, Ryan and Jenna Brandt, Kaylee, Isaac, Addison, Austin and Matthew Frenette, Madeline and Laura Zautner, and Lacey Young; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Marlene Gehrke of Reedsburg, Mary Leonard of DeForest, Ellen Young of Plain, Clarence (Teresa) Young of Plain and Victor (Sharon) Young of Pewaukee; a special nephew, Marvin (Ardis) Martin of Salem, Ore.; a special niece, Dorothy (Hofer) Johnson of Bradenton, Fla.; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett, on April 5, 1994; her parents; her brothers, Eddie (Edna) Hofer and Ervin Gehrke; her sisters, Ida (Norbert) Schulenburg and Amanda (Willie) Martin; and in-laws, the Rev. Anthony Young, Valeria (Jim) Jefferson and Robert Young.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with the Rev. David Glesne officiating. Interment will be in St. Johnís Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the church.
The Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg is serving the family.