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Henrietta Johanna Elsing

April 4, 1919 December 18, 2017
Henrietta Johanna Elsing
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Obituary for Henrietta Johanna Elsing

Rushmore, MN

Henrietta Johanna Elsing, age 98, was born on April 4, 1919, at her home south of Rushmore, MN. She was the daughter of Joseph and Bessie (DeVries) Redenius. At the age of 4, Henrietta moved with her family to Harold, SD, where her father farmed and her mother took care of the house. Henrietta made most of her clothes at her Grandma’s. There were no patterns. Her mom had taught her to sew doll clothes. Henrietta went to country school located halfway between Rushmore and Worthington. She went through her junior year of high school and then started working as a live-in housekeeper. Henrietta met Willie Elsing at a dance hall located where the bank is in Rushmore. They were married on March 23, 1938, in Luverne, MN. They lived in Worthington, on a farm southwest of Brewster, a farm east of Reading, and then a farm south of Rushmore. In 1980, they built their home in Rushmore. Henrietta was involved with 4-H and church activities and volunteered driving people to Sioux Falls. She made chili and pies for deer hunters and enjoyed the wildlife at the Elsing Preserve. Henrietta died on Monday, December 18, 2017, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN.
Henrietta is survived by four children, Germain (Judy) Elsing of Rushmore, MN, Rodney (Diana) Elsing of Worthington, MN, Roxonna Stangeland of White Bear Lake, MN, and Bradley Elsing of Altura, MN; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; one sister, Josephine (Carl) Smith of Fairmont, MN, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie; one sister, Harmina Van Loh; two infant brothers, and her parents.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Tim Truesdell officiating. Burial will be held in the Sunset Rest Cemetery near Rushmore, MN.
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

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Visitation

Friday

22

Dec

4:30 PM 12/22/2017 4:30:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Saturday

23

Dec

10:00 AM 12/23/2017 10:00:00 AM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sunset Rest Cemetery Final Resting Place

King Ave
Rushmore, MN 56168

King Ave Rushmore 56168 MN
United States
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