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Elsie Guengerich
February 17, 1921 - January 6, 2018

Elsie Guengerich

Elsie Guengerich
Feb 17, 1921 - Jan 6, 2018

Elsie Guengerich
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WELLMAN - Elsie Ann Guengerich was born February 17, 1921, in Elkhart, Indiana, the daughter of Julius and Anna (Desing) Miller. She graduated from Wellman High School in 1939. She also completed Normal Training to become a teacher, and taught at White Hall and Bunker Hill rural schools.
On June 21, 1942, Elsie was united in marriage to Glenn Guengerich in a double wedding with her sister Lydia and his brother Harold at the Wellman Mennonite Church. She later joined Glenn on one of his Civilian Public Service assignments in Ypsilanti, MI where she worked on a hospital ward for patients with tuberculosis. They made their home in the Wellman community where Elsie was the librarian for the Wellman Scofield Public Library from 1968-1986. She was a member of the Wellman Mennonite Church and taught Summer Bible School there. She was also a member of the Wellman Garden Club. Elsie made many quilts over her life and even more ivory-colored crocheted afghans which she gave as wedding gifts. She enjoyed hosting coffees for her Sunday School class and the neighborhood women for many years. Her greatest joy was time with her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Elsie passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Wellman at the age of 96 years.
Elsie is survived by three daughters: Millicent Hershey of Lancaster, PA, Becky (Dean) Rhodes of Goshen, IN, and Anna Marie Guengerich (Jim Yoder) of Wellman; five grandchildren: Matthew (Tamar Bernfeld) Rhodes, Steven (Liz) Rhodes, David (Jessica Zieg) Rhodes, Jenelle (Keith) Hoover, and Julie Hershey; and five great grandchildren: Amaya and Simone Rhodes, and Levi, Sophia, and Jacob Hoover. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 75 years, Glenn, who passed away in October 2017, brothers Everett, Stanley, Clarence, Paul, Clark, and Robert, and her sister Lydia Guengerich.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, January 15, 2018, at the Wellman Mennonite Church. Pastor Nathan Ramer will officiate. Burial will be held in the Wellman Mennonite Cemetery at 9:30 AM prior to the service. Visitation will be held from 2-6 PM on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the Powell Funeral Home in Wellman. Memorial funds have been established for the Wellman-Scofield Public Library and Iowa Mennonite School.
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Diana Cox on Jan 14, 2018

Anna and family, So sorry to learn of the passing of the passing of your mother so soon after also loosing your father. I enjoyed meeting and getting to know them during the years I attended and was involved with the Florang reunion. They both were great people who would do anything for others. I am sure you have lots of great memories to comfort you at this difficult time. Diana Cox

Elaine Schrock on Jan 11, 2018

Blessings to you and your family Becky. Thinking of you especially this week.

Tamar on Jan 8, 2018

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