Elsie Marie Keyser, 90Published 5:59pm Saturday, June 8, 2013
Elsie Marie Keyser, 90, of Austin, Minn., died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.
Elsie was born on Nov. 29, 1922, in Clarion, Iowa, to Frank and Myrtle (Lord) Sellers. She graduated Austin High School in 1941. On June 29, 1947, she married Worrell L. Keyser at the Church of Christ in Austin.
She loved leading nature hikes in the mountains surrounding Tucson, painting, country music videos but as she became less mobile she focused on keeping in touch with those she loved. Her 2013 list for birthday cards comprised 77 family members and loved ones.
Elsie was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Myrtle Sellers, husband Worrell Keyser, sister Clarissa Kamppi-Moore, brothers Merlyn and Lyle and sister-in-law Karen Sellers.
Elsie is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, J. William Keyser, St. Paul, Gene E. (Judy) Storry, Tucson, Ariz., Duane E. (Beverly) Sellers, Vinton, Va.; grandchildren, Stephen Keyser, St. Paul, Morgan Keyser, St. Paul, Kimberly Beckwith, Tucson, Sue (Mark) Campano, Millville, Minn.; Craig (Donna) Sellers, Roanoke, Va., Wade (Christine) Sellers, Kerville, Texas, Brian (Uka) Sellers, Ramstein, Germany, Brenda (Donnie) Bole, Pittsburgh, Pa.; 13 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; brother Raymond Sellers, Austin; sisters-in-law, Delores Sellers, Austin, and Ethel Mae Sellers, Austin; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2013, at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with Pastor Stephen DeFor officiating. Interment will be at Rose Creek Enterprise Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour before the service at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.