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Elsie Bessingpas

Tue, Oct 23rd, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Elsie M. Bessingpas will be held at 10:30 Saturday October 20, 2012 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev Dennis Timmerman officiating. Burial will be in the Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield Twp. Fillmore County. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:30 till time of services at the church.

Elsie Bessingpas, age 89, of Spring Valley died Thursday October 18, 2012 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, MN.

Elsie May Bridges was born November 25, 1922 in Arcadia, NE to Elmer and Lillie (Welty) Bridges. After graduation she attended normal training and received her teaching certificate. She taught country school for a number of years in Nebraska and Minnesota. On April 6, 1947 she was united in marriage to Willie Bock in Granger, MN. He passed away in January of 1973. Elsie was later married to Ronald Bessingpas on April 3, 1977 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. Elsie was a member of The Cosmopolitan Club and Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley and was active in the church’s WELCA, bible study group and sang in the church choir. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and watching all kinds of sports especially college and high school basketball.

She is survived by 2 children; Eileen Bock of Torrance, CA and Duane Bock of Elgin, MN, 3 step-sons; Richard (Joan) Bessingpas of Preston, MN Percy (Paula) Bessingpas of Stewartville, MN and Paul (Judy) Bessingpas of Rochester, MN, 13 step-grandchildren and several step-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, an infant son Robert in 1949, 1 brother Glen and 2 step-sons.

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