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Roeine S. Elsner
October 12, 1932 ~ August 19, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Roeine S. Elsner died in her sleep in the early morning hours of August 19, 1023, she was 90 years old.
She was born in Chicago, Illinois to Claude and Gertrude Spears on October 12, 1932, and lived most of her life there in Chicago. On February 14, 1953, she married Walter Elsner Jr. in Peoria, Illinois, and they lived happily in the Chicago area until his death in 1995.
She and Walter raised three children, Walter (Debbie) of Macomb, Wndy McKinney (Gary) of Monticello, Indiana, and Julie O’Toole (Tim) of Chicago. She enjoyed her five grandchildren, Jacob Elsner, Adam Elsner, Tara O’Toole, Tim O’Toole and Colleen O’Toole and spent as much time as she could with them. She also has two great-grandchildren, Elijah and Easton Elsner and her sister Claudia Cooper (Robert) who resides in Michigan.
Roeine is preceded in death by her brothers, Stewart, Larry and Garry.
After completing her education at Kelly High School in Chicago in 1950, Roeine first worked as a teller and proofreader at the Continental Bank of Chicago, and eventually ended up as an operations officer at the First National Bank of Blue Island. She took time off to raise her children until all were well into grade school. She participated in many school and church events, and she and Walter never once missed any of her children’s school or athletic events. Since all three children played several sports, that meant a lot of games. She also made as may games as possible and school activities of all her grandchildren.
Roeine and Walter loved to open their home to their friends and families at the holidays where her passion for cooking and baking was evident to all. She always made enough food to feed an army regiment, no one went home hungry! Roeine also enjoyed playing golf and cards with her lady friends, knitting, quilting and camping. She loved to laugh and talk and that is what will be missed the most.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services.
In lieu of memorials, it would be Roeine’s wish that you would get together with family and friends and talk, laugh, and eat. And serve lots of cakes, pies, and cookies. Lots and lots of cookies.
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbitts.com.