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WAPAKONETA — Margaret C. Elsass, 100, passed away at 5:30 a.m. June 26, 2013, at the Wapakoneta Manor.

She was born Dec. 25, 1912, to George and Mary Anne Loegel, who preceded her in death. On April 8, 1934, she married Vernon “Bill” Leroy Elsass, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 1982.

Surviving are three children, Betty and Mary Ann, of Wapakoneta, and Larry, of Cridersville; two grandchildren, Larry Jon, of Wapakoneta, and Gwen (Ed) Wilges, of Fordyce, Ark.; two stepgrandchildren, Russell Myers and Jeremy Myers; two great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ruth Loegel, of Athens, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews scattered throughout the United States.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Magdalena Barbara (Clarence) Lhamon, Elizabeth Sophia (Russ) Wayt, Bertha M. Loegel, Mary Loegel and Matilda Loegel; and four brothers, Philip Loegel, Robert John (Ruth) Loegel, Carl George (Mary Ellen) Loegel and Francis Loegel.

Margaret was born and raised on the family farm on Ashburn Road, St. Johns. She was baptized, confirmed and married in the St. Mark Lutheran Church, Clay Township, and later became a member of the St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wapakoneta. A homemaker all her life, Margaret enjoyed taking care of her family, gardening and loved animals. She also enjoyed playing cards, quilting and crocheting. This remarkable lady maintained a wonderful attitude and outlook throughout her life, loved to laugh and always looked for the good in others.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta. The Rev. Mark Bauer will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Moulton.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday at funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be directed to St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church or Mercy Unlimited in Wapakoneta.

Condolences may expressed at schlosserfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the nursing staff and all the employees at the Wapakoneta Manor for the wonderful care they provided to their mother.

Margaret E. Elsass
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