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The family of Elsie Mass of Melville, formerly of Lemberg, widow of Leo, sadly announce her passing on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. She was 94 years of age.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 20 at 2:00p.m. from Trinity Luth... Read More
The family of Elsie Mass of Melville, formerly of Lemberg, widow of Leo, sadly announce her passing on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. She was 94 years of age.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 20 at 2:00p.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church, Lemberg with Rev. Brian Mee officiating.
The interment will take place in the Lemberg Town Cemetery.
Elsie (nee Schofer) Mass was born on her grandparents’ farm south of Lemberg on September 7, 1927 to Hilda (nee Krieger) and Wilhelm Schofer. They lived on a farm in Westview where Wilhelm was already raising 8 children as a widower. But not only did she have all of these older half-siblings, her mom and dad also had 10 more children after her. She attended school in Melville until she was 15, at which time she started cooking for her dad’s crew while they were on the road.
She met her husband Leo, who lived on a farm across the road from her grandparents, and they were married on October 29, 1944 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melville. They eventually settled down on the farm at Section 29 – Township 20 – Range 9 – West of the 2nd and started a family. They had 3 children, Judy, Dennis, and Larry, and made their living farming. Elsie also worked outside of the home. She loved to cook and to feed people and worked at Key’s Café and the B&B for many years. Leo and Elsie built a house and moved to town in 1976. However, they continued to play a big role in the farm. In 1991, Elsie lost her beloved husband Leo. This left a huge hold in her life, which was filled by her family who she would cook lunch for every day. She started going to dances with other ladies from town and met her friend Dennis Lindh, who became a roommate and companion.
Elsie entered her eternal rest on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at St. Peter’s Hospital at the age of 94 years.
Predeceased by her parents Hilda & Wilhelm Schofer, brothers Theodore, Emil, Edward and sister Helen Neuls, husband Leopold, friend Dennis Lindh, daughter Judy Myers, and daughter-in-law Patricia Mass.
Left to mourn her passing are sons Dennis (Sharon) and Larry (Cheryl), granddaughters Tracy Urschel (Paul), LeeAnne Vandermeulen (Darcy), Tara Orellana, and Stacey Owen (David), grandsons Dean Kalynuk (Leah), Tim Mass, and Tom Mass (Janelle), great grandchildren Patrick, Brittany, Brandi, Tyler, Jeremy, Carly, Darian, Averee, Cruz, Laila, William, Victor, Lucas, and Bianca, great great grandchildren Sage, Hunter, Peyton, and Summer, brothers Lenard (Marsha), Alfred (Helen), Clarence (Shelley), and sisters Olga Mueller (Ozzie), Lil Scott (Ken), and Hilda Brown.
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