Elsie A. Sees


Elsie A. (Baker) Sees, age 76, of Goshen, passed away Friday morning, July 19, at the Goshen Health Hospital in Goshen.
She was born May 11, 1943, in Three Rivers, Michigan, daughter of the late William Bond "Bill" and Mildred Ethel "Sally" (Ryan) Baker.
Elsie resided in Goshen for the past 20 years coming from Sturgis, Michigan, where she was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1961.
In 1999, she married Martin Sees in Sturgis. He preceded her in death July 22, 2002.
Elsie had been employed for many years by Grumman Olson in Sturgis and she had also worked at the Continental Can Company and several restaurants in Sturgis, including Patterson's Supper Club, Starlite Restaurant and Kitty's Country Kitchen.
She was a member of the Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sturgis and she loved playing bingo and spending time with her family especially family card games.
Elsie is survived by one daughter, Diana (Michael) Slessman of Elkhart; three sons, Ron (Vivian) Schwartz, Jr. of Auburn, Jeffery Schwartz of Elkhart and Mike (Tina Kunz) Bergman of Goshen; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three brothers, William H. (Peggy) Baker of White Pigeon, Jay (JoAnne) Baker of Sturgis and Thomas (Carol) Baker of Sturgis; her dog, Oreo; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Mary Shoup and Dorothy Baker; niece, Sally Ashbrook; and brother-in-law, Jim Shoup.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, Michigan, 49091, 269-651-2331, where a scripture service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. In accordance with family wishes, cremation will follow the service. Private burial of the ashes will take place at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.
In honoring Elsie's love of animals, the family asks in lieu of flowers memorial donations be directed to the ARK Animal Sanctuary, 0530 E 300 South, LaGrange, IN 46761.
The obituary is also at hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.
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Jul 22, 2019
My sister I will miss you so much and think of the time you and I went to aerobics when Herb went to AA and you were going to get a gem to go in your belly button cause you were going to lose a lot of weight I will think of you often when I see or hear of things that remind of you love you sis