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 Elsie <I>Zook</I> Blosser

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Elsie Zook Blosser

  • Birth 6 Apr 1922 Parnell, Iowa County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 8 Apr 2012 Wellman, Washington County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Parnell, Iowa County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 88237542

Elsie Arlene Blosser was born April 6, 1922 in rural Parnell, Iowa, the daughter of Albert and Leah (Yoder) Zook. She received her Bachelors Degree from Goshen College and received her Masters Degree from the University of Iowa. She taught second grade at Elkhart City Schools in Elkhart, Indiana, for 9 years, and then moved to Iowa City where she taught preschool for seven years. She then moved to Wellman where she taught Kindergarten from 1964-1984 at Wellman Elementary. She was a member of the Wellman Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday School and Bible School, she served on many committees. On August 7, 1984, she was united in marriage to Eugene Blosser in Wellman. They traveled from coast to coast in the United States; they also visited Germany, China and Japan. Elsie volunteered at the Crowded Closet and delivered meals to the homebound. Elsie died on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Parkview Manor in Wellman at the age of 90 years.

Elsie is survived by a step son, Phil Blosser of Michigan; two step daughters, Rachel Derstine of Schwenksville, PA; Meiko Blosser of Seattle, WA; four nephews, Mel Bender of Kalona; Carl Bender of Wellman; Loran Bender of Cedar Rapids; Doug Bender of Willard, MO; and three nieces, Pat Bender of Iowa City; Rita Watkins of Arvada, CO; and Jane Clark of Iowa. Elsie was preceeded in death by her parents, her husband Eugene; two brothers Allen and Floyd Zook; and a sister Velma Bender. Burial, West Union Mennonite Cemetery. Powell Funeral Home, Wellman, IA.

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  • Created by: Mary Lou Freeman Yoder
  • Added: 8 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88237542
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elsie Zook Blosser (6 Apr 1922–8 Apr 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88237542, citing West Union Mennonite Cemetery, Parnell, Iowa County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Mary Lou Freeman Yoder (contributor 46946242) .