. Harold Elfe.


Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

. April 18, 2012 .
. Green Bay Press-Gazette .



Harold Elfe, age 99, Suring entered into eternal rest at Birch Hill Care Center in Shawano on April 16, 2012. Harold was born November 16, 1912 to the late August and Hertha (Ruch) Elfe. Harold married Evelyn Schuettpelz on June 20, 1936 in the Town of How. The couple lived in Suring and celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2006. Harold is a member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Suring.

Harold is survived by his daughter, Marlene Hedtke of New London; his son, Don (Jan) Elfe of Horton, MI; his sister, Corinne (Carl) Larsen of Weyauwega; 6 grandchildren, Brian (Colleen) Hedtke, Alan (Theresa) Hedtke, Kristen (Jeremy) Wiberg, Roy III (Corinne) Whaley, Stephanie (Cameron) Schack and Michael Elfe; 8 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren. Harold is also survived by many nieces, nephews, a special sister in law Elsie Radl, other relatives and friends.

Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn in 2006; his daughter, Lola Whaley in 2003; his granddaughter, Lori Van Alstine in 2011; his brother, Ervin in 2006.

Visitation will be held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home on Friday, April 20, 2012 from 4-8 PM. Visitation continues on Saturday at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Suring from 10 AM until the funeral service at 11 AM with Pastor Michael Paholke officiating. Harold will be laid to rest next to his wife in Mount Olive Lutheran Cemetery.



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