July 9, 1946 - June 24, 2021
Joan Marie (Kruse) Elpers, 74 of Haubstadt, passed away on June 24, 2021 at Golden Living Center Brentwood Nursing home. Joan was born July 9, 1946 to the late Otto and Katherine (Kissel) Kruse. She graduated from Haubstadt School in 1964 and worked in the food industry for several years, including McDonald’s and Hardee’s, before retiring from Aramark Food Service Toyota. She was a member of the Latin Mass Group at Sts. Mary and John Catholic Parish. She enjoyed sewing, ceramics, cooking, mowing grass, and caring for her grandchildren. Joan is survived by her wonderful husband of fifty-five years Cornelius “Neil” Elpers; three children, Steve (Beth) Elpers of Warrenton, IN, Stan Elpers of Oakland City, IN, and Scott (Allison) Elpers of Evansville, IN; three grandchildren, Claire, Ellen and Luke; a sister, Jeanette (Charlie Stallings) Elpers, as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces and great great nephews. Joan was preceded in death by her father, Otto Kruse, in 1963; by her stepfather, Fred Elderbrook, in 1995 and her mother Katherine Elderbrook in 2002. A Requiem Latin High Mass will be held at 9:00 AM on Thursday July 1, 2021 at Sts. Mary and John Catholic Parish, 613 Cherry Street, Evansville, IN 47713, Rev. Ryan Hilderbrand officiating and Rev. Donald Dilger assisting. Burial will follow in St. James Catholic Church Cemetery, Haubstadt, IN. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday June 30, 2021 at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street, where a Rosary service will be conducted at 2:00 PM. The family would like to thank Golden Living Center Brentwood Nursing Home, AseraCare Hospice and their staffs for the care given to Joan over the past three years. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.
Joan Marie (Kruse) Elpers, 74 of Haubstadt, passed away on June 24, 2021 at Golden Living Center Brentwood Nursing home. Joan was born July 9, 1946 to the late Otto and Katherine (Kissel) Kruse. She graduated from Haubstadt School in 1964... View Obituary & Service Information
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