Elroy Wussow, 88Elroy Frank Wussow, 88, died Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Knute Nelson in Alexandria.
Elroy Frank Wussow, 88, died Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Knute Nelson in Alexandria.
Elroy was born February 3, 1924 on the family farm in Leaf Valley Township, the son of Ewald and Olga (Froemming) Wussow. He was baptized and confirmed at Ebenezer Lutheran Church. Elroy attended District #23 Country School until the 8th grade and then farmed with his parents.
He met Lucille Bast, the love of his life, at a dance in Millerville. They were united in marriage on August 24, 1949 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Leaf Valley. To this union, 13 children were born. Elroy and his family farmed in Leaf Valley Township, where he raised dairy cows, livestock, cash crops, and custom farmed for his neighbors. In his spare time he liked to plow snow, serve on the Leaf Valley Fire Department, ice fish and play his harmonica. He also recorded music for local bands on cassettes.
Elroy was a hard working man who knew how to modify machinery to make it work. He liked to listen to the daily weather reports and old time music. Elroy had a sweet tooth and always had hard candy in his pocket for the grandchildren and himself to enjoy. Elroy and Lucille retired from farming after 40 years and then moved to Alexandria.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lucille Wussow of Alexandria; 11 children, DiAnn Plummer of Alexandria, Elroy James Wussow of Alexandria, Donavon Wussow of Alexandria, Ewald Wussow of Alexandria, Allan Wussow of Alexandria, June (Rick) Hart of Katy, TX, Linda (Kenneth) Gregory of Mesquite, TX, Brian Wussow of Garfield, Lori (Craig) Hornberger of Alexandria, John (Rondi) Wussow of Garfield, and Dana Wussow of Alexandria; 10 grandchildren, Edward “Lee” Madole of Point Blank, TX, Shannon (Nathan) Himley of Brainerd, Sara Wussow of Randall, Justin (Stacee) Hart of Ciblo, TX, Jason (Lisa) Hart of New Braunfels, TX, Steph Wussow of Garfield, Heidi Wussow of Garfield, Andrew Hornberger of Salt Lake City, Utah, Josh Hornberger of Alexandria, Michael Wussow of Garfield, and Katie Wussow of Garfield; granddaughter-in-law, Lisa Gregory of Mesquite, TX; five great-grandchildren, Kylie Wussow, Madison Hart, Logan Hart, Dakota Hart and Levi Himley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ewald and Olga Wussow; infant daughters, Katherine and Lisa Wussow; grandson, Aaron Michael Gregory; and son-in-law, Ken Plummer.
He will be missed by those who knew and loved him. The family of Elroy Wussow would like to thank everyone who attended the celebration of his life.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, May 23 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Leaf Valley with the Rev. Dennis Angland officiating. Kristi Wussow provided music. Interment was at Ebenezer Lutheran Church Cemetery. Casket bearers were Elroy J. Wussow, Donavon Wussow, Ewald Wussow, Allan Wussow, Brian Wussow and John Wussow. Honorary casket bearers were DiAnn Plummer, June Hart, Linda Gregory, Lori Hornberger and Dana Wussow.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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