- Local Guide
Katherine C. “Katie” Elsass, 85, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at her residence.
She was born on April 7, 1926, in Auglaize County, to Bernard and Matilda (Volbert) Watercutter, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 15, 1947, she married Ralph G. Elsass, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1994.
She is survived by three children, Michael (Teresa) Elsass of Columbus, Joyce (Michael) Schaub and Patty (Todd) Minnich, both of Wapakoneta; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister.
She was preceded in death by a grandson; five brothers; four sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Matthew Lee officiating. Burial will be in the Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
According to her wishes, there will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Renovation Fund.
Arrangements are being conducted by the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, where condolences may be expressed at Bayliffandeleyfh.com.