August 21, 2014

Subscriber Login

Elizabeth J. Elwer PDF Print
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:01 PM

Nov. 27, 1934-Nov. 19, 2013


Elizabeth J. Elwer, 78, of Fort Jennings, died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 27, 1934, in Fort Jennings to Gilbert “Gip” and Wilma (Giesken) Luebrecht. Her mother preceded her in death in 1936. Her father remarried Agnes Rayman, who truly raised Elizabeth as her own. Gilbert and Agnes also preceded her in death.

On Dec. 29, 1956, she married Gale Edward Elwer, who survives in Fort Jennings.

Other survivors include two sons, Gary (Diane) Elwer of Eustis, Fla., and Gregory (Tammy) Elwer of Roswell, Ga.; three daughters, Linda (Mark) Wihl of Tracy, Colo., Diane Elwer of Grand Junction, Colo., and Sandra (John) Macias of Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Shirley (Joseph) Mesker of Fort Jennings; three brothers, Dennis (Sandra) Luebrecht, Donald (Nancy) Luebrecht and Duane (Sharon) Luebrecht of Fort Jennings; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn (Robert) Heitmeyer.

Mrs. Elwer was a nurse and a homemaker. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ft. Jennings and St. Christopher’s in Hobe Sound, Fla. She enjoyed traveling as an Air Force wife and visiting with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom lived throughout the country. She was an avid euchre player. She also enjoyed working out, painting and other crafts.

Mass of Christian burial will begin at noon on Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home and one hour prior to the Mass Saturday at the church.

Preferred memorials are to St. Rita’s Hospice or Putnam County Home Healthcare.

To leave condolences, visit


Add comment

Security code