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Elisabeth M. "Elsie" Stephanie – Obituary

Name: Elisabeth M. "Elsie" Stephanie

Age: 98

Born: 08-22-1920

Died: 07-09-2019

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud

St. Anthony's Catholic Church, St. Cloud

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Elisabeth M. “Elsie” Stephanie, age 98, of St. Cloud who passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the Sterling Park Healthcare Center in Waite Park. Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Burial will take place in the St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery in Waite Park. 
Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. 
Elsie was born on August 22, 1920 in St. Wendel to Louis and Clara (Schroeder) Lodermeier. She married Joseph Stephanie on June 14, 1941 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud.  Elsie worked as a waitress at the St. Cloud Country Club, Ivan’s in the Park and the Radisson for many years while also raising her family. She was an active member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and Christian Women. Elsie also volunteered her time with Meals on Wheels and at local blood drives.
Elsie enjoyed cooking, baking, bird watching, gardening and visiting with her friends. Her greatest joy in her life was all the time she spent with her family.
She is survived by her sons, Joseph (Carla) of Paynesville, Richard (Jean) of Bloomington, Chuck (Marie) of St. Cloud; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Linda Lodermeier; and many nieces and nephews.
Elsie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph in 2001; daughter, Mary Louise Lero in 1995; two infant sons; one granddaughter, Sandra Stephanie; sister, Barbara Scalise; brothers, Walter Lodermeier and Elmer Lodermeier.
A Special Thank You to the Staff of both Sterling Park Healthcare Center and St. Croix Hospice for the exceptional care given to Elsie.

Guestbook for Elisabeth M. "Elsie" Stephanie

Brian Pennington
, family
July 14, 2019, 9:07 pm
Rich, Joe, Chuck, and families. Auntie Elsie was a great Aunt. Always made sure we had plenty too eat when we visit her and Uncle Joe. You have my deepest Sympathy. My mom Vivian also wanted to give here love and sympathy too you all. May god bless you. Love and kisses to you all. Sorry we can't make it but have a doctor appointment too get my cast off. Plus just started a new job. I will be thinking of you all on Monday at the service. Love Gay
Lori Guzman
, Friend of Elsie
July 12, 2019, 10:13 pm
Elsie was a very strong and amazing woman who left a deep impact on my life. I will never forget her. My deepest condolences.
Randy & Lauri Schroeder
, Friends of Chuck
July 11, 2019, 4:40 pm
Chuck and family, may Elsie rest in peace after a long and full life. You are in our thoughts.
Kevin and Diane (THEISEN) Gorder
, Niece
July 11, 2019, 1:29 pm
Joe, Rich, Chuck and your families as well as Mary Louise’s family. Sending our warmest and deepest sympathy’s to you all for the loss of Elsie. We all are grieving her loss and know she is heaven with Uncle Joe in Gods Care now. Looking down from heaven and keeping vigil over you all, as your guardian Angel 👼. May she Rest In Peace always and forever. Sending hugs and kisses to you all.,
Butch Mueller
, Friend of family
July 11, 2019, 12:36 pm
My sincere sympathy to Joe and family! May she rest in the arms of Jesus!!
Della Ludwig
, Great niece
July 11, 2019, 3:59 am
My mom, Geraldine (Moser) Ludwig, adored Elsie! Deepest sympathies to the family!

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