Elsie F. Holtgrave, nee Schrage, 86,
of St. Rose, died Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at St. Joseph
Hospital in Breese.
Mrs. Holtgrave was born December 29,
1919 in St. Rose to Fred and Dorothy (Buehne) Schrage; they preceded
her in death.
She married Louis Holtgrave on
November 15, 1938 at St. Rose Church, St. Rose; he preceded her in
death on November 2, 1981.
Also preceded in death by a step-son,
Hank Holtgrave; brothers, Ralph Schrage, Alfred Schrage, Paul
Schrage and Rich Schrage;
A sister, Rosalie Schrage;
brothers-in-law, Alvin Mensing, Gerhard Peek, Benny Wolters, and
Gary Zimmermann; a daughter-in-law, Jeanette Holtgrave.
Surviving are her sons, Don (friend
Shari Walker) Holtgrave of Germantown and Dennis (Phyllis) Holtgrave
A step-daughter, Dolores Holtgrave of
6 Grandchildren, 6
Great-Grandchildren, 2 Step-Grandchildren, 5
Step-Great-Grandchildren, and 2 Step-Great-Great-Grandchildren.
A brother, Elmer (Fran) Schrage of
Sisters, Bernita Mensing of Breese,
Arlene Peek of Aviston, Helen Wolters of Breese, and Bridgette
Zimmermann of Fairview Heights.
A step-daughter-in-law, Mary Ann
Holtgrave of Breese.
Sisters-in-law, Katie Schrage and
Alice Schrage both of Breese, Darlene Schrage of St. Rose, and Judy
Schrage of Highland.
Elsie along with her husband Louis
owned and operated Holtgrave Trucking in St. Rose. She later
retired from Jakel Industries in Highland.
She was a member of St. Rose Church
and Altar Sodality, Breese American Legion Post 252 Auxiliary, and
the Clinton County Farm Bureau.
Mass of Christian Burial will be
Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 10:00 AM at St. Rose Catholic Church
with Fr. Edward Schaefer officiating. Interment will follow in St.
Visitation will be Friday, February
17, 2006 from 4:00-9:00 PM and again on Saturday, February 18, 2006
from 8:00-9:30 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.
Breese American Legion Auxiliary will
hold services at 7:00 PM Friday evening at the Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to St. Joseph
Hospital Lights for Scholarship Program and will be received at the