Elsie Weber
May 9, 1915 - February 25, 2018

Elsie Weber

Elsie Weber
May 9, 1915 - Feb 25, 2018

Elsie Weber

CHAPIN, South Carolina - Elsie Weber, 102, a former resident of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018, in Chapin, South Carolina.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Zion Lutheran Church. Reverend Steve Cauley will officiate. Burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will follow at Zion Lutheran Church following the committal.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church in her memory. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com

Elsie was born on May 9, 1915, in Nogat, West Prussia, the daughter of Gustav and Amelia Neuman Messinger. She married Alfred Weber on June 15, 1934, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death on June 14, 1982.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, a Women's Bible Study Group, and was a 50 year plus member of the quilting group with the church. She was also a member of Women of the Moose.

She had worked for Weber Button Company for 10 years and then with the Muscatine Community School District in food service for over 20 years.

Elsie had a passion for cooking and baking. Her family and friends will always remember her for the delicious food she made.

Those left to honor her memory include her daughter, Carol Ann Kuhrau and husband, Michael, of Lexington, South Carolina; two grandchildren, Tami Ann (Hoskins) Houmiel and husband, Michael, of Chapin, South Carolina, and Michael James Hoskins and wife, Kasia, of San Francisco, California; four great-grandchildren, Grant, Mackenzie and Addison Houmiel and Elias Hoskins; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Edmond, Otto, Alvin, and Ernest Messinger; and four sisters, Rosa Herzog, Elfrieda Mazurczak, Margaret Brase-Kent, and Elizabeth Messinger.


Donna Carlson on Mar 9, 2018

Elsie was a special lady who made everyone feel better when with her. She was a member of our Bible Study until she moved to SC. She kept us straight as she loved her Lord. She shared the beautiful paintings in her home done by her husband. They were a special couple and she missed him so much with his passing. Our lives were each better because of her wisdom---she had a great sense of humor. Her snacks were the greatest! Our lives are better because of the fellowship we sahred!

Sherri Manjoine on Mar 8, 2018

Sincere sympathy to Carol & family, brothers and sisters. Certainly you will miss your mom.

Sherri Manjoine

Ernest & Karen Messinger (Puggy) on Mar 5, 2018

CandleCousin Caroal & family, "I'll Tell you what kid "(sound familiar?) She will be missed by us one and all.Every bodies favorite aunt even if not related. Her cherry
soup recipe is now a simple thing of legend. We will miss those conversations about family history and knipsers and such. She was special. She will live on in our hearts.

Linda harris on Mar 5, 2018

Carol & family. Sorry to hear about aunt elsie. She was a very special lady. She will be deeply missed. Always had a smile and friendly. Linda and Gene Harris

Denny and Dixie Fahy on Mar 5, 2018

Dear Carol and family,
was such a pleasure to know Elsie--she was such a nice lady. Met her when my mother lived on Hershey Court across the Street from her. Always helpful and friendly. You are so blessed to have had her in your life for so long. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. fondly, Dixie & Denny Fahy

Gene Paxton on Mar 3, 2018

I had the privilege of working with Elsie in the mid 60's in the Muskie High cafeteria . She was always smiling and fun to be around. I consider that noon hour in the cafeteria and the kitchen as a big part of my high school education and experience. The last day of school she signed my yearbook...Auf Wiedersehen,Elsie To you Elsie, Danke .Du best eine schone Frau!

JoAnn on Mar 3, 2018

She was so happy when I had Kurt sing German songs to her for her birthday

Lois Cordwell on Mar 1, 2018

We work together at West Middle school and she was a great lady and enjoyed every day at work with her Sorry to hear of her passing

Shirley Lindler and family on Feb 28, 2018

Ms. Elsie was a precious lady with a big heart who took my 89 year old Mom's hand and read to her. They shared lots of chocolate and many meals together. She was a petite lady with a huge personality and many stories to share. She was always grateful to all who helped her and her response was "God Bless You". Peace to you "Honey Girl" and to your sweet family. Thanks for sharing part of her life with us.



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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Zion Lutheran Church
513 Sycamore Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
10:30 AM

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