Massman, Elsa I., Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Thursday, December 15, 2011, at the Cartwright Care Center at the age of 90 years. Elsa was born March 9, 1921 in Germany, the daughter of the late Alfred and Frieda (Jarman) Bringe, coming to the United States as a young girl. She married Lyle Massman on May 24, 1946; he survives her. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She retired from the YMCA where she had been employed as Business Manager. She was a member of the Germania Town and Country Club. Surviving besides her husband Lyle are two daughters, Sandra Kay (Robert) Grueber, Waynesville, Ohio; Patricia A. (Thomas W.) Krueger, Odessa, Florida; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; her brother-in-law, Duane (Shirley) Massman; several nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by a sister, Liesa Grohs and an infant brother. Funeral service will take place on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 1209 Hancock St. Pastor Susan Hand will officiate with entombment in Eastlawn Mausoleum. Her family will receive friends at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, and then at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Zion Lutheran Church or the Cartwright Care Center c/o Covenant VNA Hospice.