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Elsie Myrtle Schaffran

April 4, 1918 — October 10, 2014

Elsie M. Schaffran, 96, of Sleepy Eye and formerly of Morgan died Friday, October 10, 2014 at Sleepy Eye Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from St. John Lutheran Church in Morgan with burial to follow in the Morgan City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, from 5 until 8 p.m., at Nelson-Martin Funeral Home in Morgan and will continue at the church on Thursday for one hour prior to services.

Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Morgan. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelsonmartinfuneralservice.com .

Elsie Myrtle Schaffran, the daughter of Peter and Emma (Johnson) Kragh, was born April 4, 1918 in Vail Township, Redwood County. She grew up in the Wabasso area and graduated from Wabasso High School in 1936. Elsie went on to graduate from Brady & Rodgers Beauty School, Minneapolis, in 1937.

On October 15, 1939, Elsie married Raymond Schaffran in Wabasso and they moved into Morgan. The Schaffrans then lived in DeGraff, Wabasso, Lamberton, Redwood Falls, and Vesta before moving back to Morgan where they lived for the next 50 years. Elsie was self-employed as a beautician for 45 years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Morgan where she served as Luther League advisor, and belonged to Esther Circle, choir, quilting group, and St. John ALCW. Elsie and Ray were members of Levi’s & Lace Square Dancers; Elsie also enjoyed being part of the Happy Hoofers walking group.

Elsie is survived by her children Jean (Put) Crabtree of Tyler, Texas, James Schaffran (Libby Wyatt) of Chaska, and LuAnn (Russell) Schafer of Auburn, Washington; grandchildren Kerry (Veronica) Johnson of Coral Springs, Florida, Kristina (Bobby) McDonald of Conroe, Texas, Brian (Andrea) Schafer of Lynnwood, Washington, and Emmie (Andrew) Bauer of Seattle, Washington; and great-grandchildren Vanessa Broin of Hermosa Beach, California, and Hope & James McDonald of Conroe, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond in 2005; and sisters Verna, Phyllis, and Fern.

Blessed be her memory.
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