Edith Elsmere of Portage passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at her home
surrounded by her loving family. She was 85.
Edith was born on Nov. 5, 1925 in Gary to Joseph and Mary (Krinninger)
Moser, who preceded her in death. She was a lifelong area resident and
retired from the Anderson Company after more than 31 years of service. She
was a member of Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church in Portage. Edith
loved to spend time with her family and to camp and travel.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, John T. Elsmere of Portage; son,
Edward (wife Linda) Elsmere of Alvord, Texas; daughters, Elaine (husband
Guy) Sweitzer of Chesterton and Joanne Briney of Valparaiso; brother, Ernie
(Phyllis) Moser of Lowell; sister in law, Mary Jane Elsmere of North
Manchester, Ind.; seven grandchildren, Heath, Erika, Ryan, Krystal, Joseph,
Meredith and Richard; six great grandchildren, Collin, Ethan, Katerina,
Elaina, Ronyn and Ayla; and many nieces and nephews.
Edith was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Moser, and three sisters,
Mary Bochart, Emma Schmitt and Josie Gropp.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 11 at
Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church, 2949 Willowcreek Road, Portage, with
Father Andrew Corona officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Thursday, March 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Edmonds &
Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave, Portage, and one hour
prior to Mass on Friday at the church. There will be a Rosary on Thursday at
7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice Center
of Porter County. Online condolences may be made at