ASSMAN – Elsie Assman, age 93 years, of Melville, Sask., passed away peacefully with family at her side on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015 at St. Peter’s Hospital, Melville.
Elsie was one of nine children born to George and Christina (nee Bender) Miller on June 22, 1922 on the family farm in the Grayson district. She attended Wymer School in her youth.
Elsie married the love of her life, Carl Assman, in May of 1948. They farmed in the Grayson area and had one daughter, Charlotte. In 1964 they moved into the village of Grayson.
Elsie and Carl became very involved in curling, and Elsie was always ready to help out in all the various community functions. She was most happy surrounded by family and friends.
Carl passed away at the age of 55, and Elsie continued to live in Grayson. She loved to play cards, bingo and went on various bus tours. Approximately two years ago, she moved to Heritage House in Melville.
Elsie was a remarkable woman. She led by example, was very kind-hearted and generous. Her words were wise, her laughter was warm, and her presence always comforting.
Elsie will always be remembered by her loving daughter, Charlotte Edmunds; sister, Edna Assman; brother, Walter Miller; sister-in-law, Margaret Assman; all her nieces and nephews and her manyfriends.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Carl; and many of her siblings and in-laws.
Elsie’s funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Melville with the Rev. Kim Sherwin presiding. The organist, Gaylene Matthews, led in the hymns, “How Great Thou Art,” “Abide with Me” and “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee.” All who touched Elsie’s life were considered honorary pallbearers.
Interment followed in the Melville City Cemetery with Elroy Assman, Brian Graff, Grant Assman, Larry Miller, Joanne Barthell and Sandra Miller acting as pallbearers.
Arrangements were entrusted to Matthews Funeral Home, Melville.
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Date of Birth: June 22, 1922
Date of Death: September 6, 2015