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Elsa B. Warriner
Elsa P. Warriner, age 88, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at Mercy Hospital. She was born November 28, 1920, to the late John and Pauline (Mattyer) Schild in Bern, Switzerland. She married Russell Warriner on September 6, 1942, in Monroe, WI. He preceded her in death on November 30, 1998. Elsa was a lifelong and active member of St. John Lutheran Church. She worked at Beloit Corp. as an Insurance Coordinator for many years until her retirement. Over the years, Elsa and Russell enjoyed the adventures of traveling throughout the United States. Elsa was a gifted gardener and enjoyed feeding the birds in her yard. She was a prolific record keeper and list maker who meticulously chronicled the many details of her professional and family life. Elsa was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by a daughter, Suzanne (Stephen) Cook of Brodhead; her son, Russell (Cheryl) Warriner, Jr. of Beloit; four grandchildren, Sara (James) Miller, Ashley Warriner, Betsy Cook and Daniel Cook; one great granddaughter, Brianna McGahee; one brother, Fred (Marlys) Schild and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and two brothers, John and Ralph.

Elsa's funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday May 5, 2009, in the Schoenfeld-Mark Funeral Home, 1000 Inman Parkway, Beloit, with Pastor William W. Wagner officiating.  Friends will be received on Tuesday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Following the service the cortege will process to Newark Cemetery for interment. A memorial fund is being established in her name. All are welcome to join family and friends in the Funeral Home Banquet Hall for luncheon and fellowship following the burial.

The family would like to thank the Mercy Hospital Staff, Dr. Kevin Bluemel and his staff and Sandra Jones for the wonderful care they gave Mom.