Theresa Charlotte Elsner
Theresa C. Elsner, nee Graeber, 102, of Traverse City, formerly of Stevensville, died Oct. 9, 2019. "Life, if we knew what was coming, we could never go through with it." Mom had so many wise and funny quips and sayings.
She enjoyed visits from family and friends and reminiscing about her childhood on the family farm in Benton Harbor. She was proud of the hard work she did on the farm and her time playing on the Remington Rand softball team.
Theresa married Edward Elsner in 1940. They built a home that was designed by Theresa and raised four sons to be as kind and hard working as they were.
She was preceded to her heavenly home by her husband and her son, Thomas.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Nancy; sons, James (Anita), Gary (Emilie) and Erwin "Duke" (Gayla); grandchildren, Edward Elsner, Lea (Don) Vogel, Amanda Elsner, Dominic, Stephanie and Amalia Venturi, Lisa and Grace Elsner; and by her great-grandsons, Dylan, Wesley and Connor.
Her family wishes to express their gratitude to the Theresa's loving caregivers at the Villa at Traverse Point.
Services for Theresa were held in Stevensville on Oct. 15.
Published on October 16, 2019

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Stephanie Venturi
Oct 17, 2019
In memory of a wonderful person
Craig and Sharon Graeber
Oct 16, 2019
Aunt Theresa was a loving aunt, caring person, and strong woman -we have many wonderful memories. She always had a smile and positive thoughts to offer. Her sour cream cookies and times spent with her during the summers are a cherished memory of Craig’s childhood :)