Nicholas Aloysius Elsen, age 76 of Loretto, died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Nicholas was born January 24, 1921 to John and Elizabeth (Becker) Elsen in Loretto, Minn. He was married to Elizabeth Baker.
Nick is survived by his wife Betty; seven children, Barb (Ron) Zachman of Elk River, Kathy (Stuart) Hemmingson of Eagan, Jerry (Patty) Elsen of Chula Vista, Calif., Mazy (John) Shaver of Delano, Greg (Sherry) Elsen of Loretto, Janice (Sheldon) Voltin of Delano, Randy (Sue) Elsen of Loretto; 15 grandchildren, Jennifer and Kristofer Brevik, Eric, Michael and John Hemmingson, Nicholas Elsen, Cassandra and Matthew Shaver, Megan, Kristin, and Paul Elsen, Brandon and Lindsey Voltin, Joseph and Mary Elsen; two sisters, Sister M. Flavia, SSND and Sister M. Honora, SSND; two brothers, John Jr. and Al.
Visitation was from 4 - 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28 at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano and also one hour prior to services at the church Monday. A prayer service was at 7 p.m. Sunday evening.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto with the Rev. Brian Fier officiating. Music was by Mary Bellingham and Pat Andersen.
Interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Elsen, John Elsen, Jr., Larry Elsen, Eric Hemmingson, Kristofer Brevik and Brandon Voltin.