Welcome to the memorial page for

Elsie Virginia (Newman) Irrer

March 9, 1917 ~ April 15, 2017 (age 100)

     Elsie Virginia Irrer age 100, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Grace Haven Assisted Living.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, with Rev. Fr Doug Osborn officiating.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel.  A Rosary Service will be prayed on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.

     Elsie was born in St. Johns, Michigan on March 9, 1917, the daughter of Dow and Neva (Parks) Newman. She graduated from St. Johns High School with the class of 1935.     Elsie married Gerald Irrer in 1935 in Angola, Indiana.  He preceded her in death in 1977.

     Elsie loved her flowers (especially her roses), playing bridge, square dancing, and playing marbles which she NEVER let you win.  She was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns.

     She is survived by her sons:  Gary (Jeanne) Irrer of DeWitt, and Bill (Sharon) Irrer of St. Johns, 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 6 great, great grandchildren with one more on the way.

     Elsie was preceded in death her parents, husband Gerald, and sister Edith Cottonham.    Memorials may be made to A.L.S. or St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

Charitable donations may be made to:

The ALS Association
1275 K Street NW, Suite 250, Washington DC 20005
Tel: 1-202-407-8580
Web: http://www.alsa.org/

St. Joseph Catholic Church
109 Linden Street, St. Johns MI 48879

 Service Information

April 18, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes- St. Johns, MI - Osgood Chapel
104 East Cass Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

Mass of Christian Burial
April 19, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
109 Linden St
St. Johns, MI 48879

April 19, 2017

12:30 PM
Mt. Rest Cemetery
706 East Steel Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

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