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Adeline (Nelson) Elser

Posted 2020-05-13 by mhenderson
Published in Today's News Herald on May 13, 2020 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Adeline Elser, 91, passed away May 8, 2020, at her home in Tucson. She
was born Sept. 22, 1928 in Aberdeen, South Dakota to Albert and Alma

She grew up near Aberdeen, South Dakota and attended college at
Northern State Teachers College. She taught school in South Dakota
before moving to California. She married Charles Elser in Las Vegas on
Dec. 27, 1951. They were blessed with 57 years of marriage. Charles
was in the US Army. As an Army wife, Adeline has multiple assignments
including Alaska, Taiwan, New Orleans, Naples, Italy and South Dakota
while her husband served overseas. They moved to Lake Havasu City in
January 1973 and then Adeline moved to Tucson to Fairwinds Desert
Point in March 2011.

She was a homemaker and a teacher. She taught elementary school in
Alaska, Taiwan, New Orleans and Lake Havasu City. After retirement
from teaching, she and Joyce Carlson of Lake Havasu City opened Hand
Creations, a handmade craft items consignment and craft supply shop.
Her husband, Charles Elser later joined as a partner.

She was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Lake Havasu City.

Adeline enjoyed crafting, attending concert series, church activities,
traveling and family activities. She had multiple cats over the years
including Nelson who lived with her in Tucson.

She was preceded in death by her spouse; Charles ( Chuck) Elser of
Lake Havasu City, her parents; Albert and Alma Nelson of Aberdeen
South Dakota, her sister; Arlene Olson of Groton, South Dakota and her
nephew; Roy Olson of Groton, South Dakota. Adeline is survived by her
daughters; Christine Muhleman, Catheleen Elser and Charlean (Dan), all
of Tucson.

Donations can be made in Adeline's name to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
2170 Havasupai Blvd, Lake Havasu city 86403.

A private memorial service will be held for Adeline with her family.

Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.
Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lietz- To send a free card go to

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