Elsa E. Selchow, age 103, of Plato, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2022, at Grand Meadows Senior Living in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Minnesota, with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2022, from 9:00-11:00 A.M., two hours prior to the service at the church.
Elsa Emma Maria Miller was born on November 12, 1919, in Plato, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Otto and Emma (Dose) Miller. She was baptized on November 23, 1919, and later confirmed in her faith on April 9, 1933, both at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato, Minnesota by Reverend R. Zwintscher. Her confirmation verse was John 5:24. She attended parochial school through the 8th grade. After 8th grade, she helped out many neighbors’ families with chores and housework.
On May 18, 1941, Elsa was united in marriage to Carl Selchow by Reverend Ehlen at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato, Minnesota. The couple made their home in rural Plato until 8 years ago when they became residents of Grand Meadows Senior Living in Glencoe, Minnesota. Elsa and Carl’s marriage was blessed with five children, Charles, Stuart, Ethel, Sherrill, and Gail. They shared more than 74 years of marriage together until Carl passed away on January 20, 2016.
She was a homemaker and loved being on the farm. Elsa and Carl did a lot of traveling to visit Gail and family in Michigan and to visit Sherril and family in Phoenix, Arizona. The couple also enjoyed going on road trips and camping at Crosslake with their grandchildren, Neina, Deric, and Kelli. They later purchased a cabin in Menahga, Minnesota, where she enjoyed entertaining family and friends. At the age of 99, she flew with her son, Stuart, and his wife, Jackie to Warroad, Minnesota to visit Ethel and Kelli’s families.
She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Minnesota for 80 years and was a big part of their Ladies' Aid group.
Elsa passed away on December 16, 2022, at her home in Grand Meadows Senior Living in Glencoe, Minnesota at the age of 103 years and 34 days. Blessed be her memory.
Elsa is survived by
Children, Charles Selchow and his wife, Betty of Green Isle, MN,
Stuart Selchow and his wife Jackie of Plato, Minnesota,
Ethel Selchow of Warroad, MN,
Sherril Selchow Burr and her husband Gerald of Phoenix, AZ,
Gail Kundinger and her husband, Todd of Midland, MI;
Grandchildren, Chuck Selchow, Donovan Selchow and his wife, Kristi, Neina Selchow, Deric Selchow and his wife, Kari, Kelli Palmquist and her husband Tad, Adam Kundinger, Ally Kundinger;
Great-grandchildren, Bennet Selchow and his wife, Leah, Arthina Selchow, Anna Selchow, Jack Palmquist, Jase Palmquist, Henry Palmquist, Ben Selchow, Alex Selchow, Grant Selchow, Ace Selchow;
Sister, Esther Wroge;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Elsa is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Selchow; parents, Otto and Emma Miller; parents-in-law, Charles and Frieda Selchow; Brother, Helmuth Miller; Sister Mabel Dammann; 4 sisters-in-law; 6 brothers-in-law.