Elmer Losing, age 88, of Huron and formerly of Alpena, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018, at the SunQuest Health Care Center. His funeral service was held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, December 6th, at the Huron First United Methodist Church, with military honors conducted by the Huron Veterans Council. Burial was in the Rest Haven Cemetery at Alpena.
Elmer Losing was born January 4, 1930, to Henry and Pauline (Becker) Losing in rural Sanborn County. His father died when Elmer was 9 years old, so he and his family moved to Washington State. They lived there for a year, and then returned to the Alpena area. In 1945, Elmer was confirmed in Alpena. His mother remarried, and Elmer resided with Albert and Tena Koerner, friends of his mother. Elmer served in the United States Marine Corp in the early 1950’s.
On October 15, 1954, Elmer married Myrna Mae Lehr at the Alpena Congregational Church. After their marriage, they lived 7 miles west of Alpena for 9 years. In 1963, Elmer and Myrna moved to the Koerner farm, just west of Alpena. They took over the operation of the Koerner farm and worked side by side until moving to StoneyBrook Suites on November 15, 2015.
Elmer served on the Alpena school board. While a member of the United Church of Christ at Alpena, he sang in the choir and taught Sunday school for many years. In recent years, Elmer was a member of the Huron United Methodist Church. During his retirement years, he enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins baseball and attending his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities.
Grateful for having shared in his life are his daughter, Roxanne Bobolz of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; two sons, Gaylan (Peggy) Losing and Scott (DeVonne) Losing, both of Alpena; six grandchildren, Aaron (Mary) Losing, Justin (Ashlee) Johnson, Amber (Matt) Wenzel, Cody (Jennifer) Bobolz, Amy (Chris) Albrecht and Ashley Losing; nine great-grandchildren, Layne and Londyn Wenzel, Kennedy and Hadley Bobolz, Brooklyn and Cameron Johnson, Cade Albrecht, Emma and Abby Losing; one sister, Ella Mae (Allen) Hofer of Sioux Falls; and three sisters-in-law, Margaret Lehr and Yvonne Sprecher, both of Huron, and Elaine Losing of Sioux Falls.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Todd; his wife, Myrna; his parents, Henry and Pauline Losing; his parents-in-law, John and Iola Lehr; one brother-in-law, Ron Lehr; one son-in-law, Roger Bobolz; his brother and sister-in-law; Curt and Ginny Losing; and sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Harold Walter.Download and Print
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