Elmer Magnuson Obituary

Elmer J. Magnuson
Elmer J. Magnuson

April 6, 1928 - February 28, 2019
Born in Elmhurst, Illinois
Resided in Marinette, Wisconsin

Obituary

Elmer J. Magnuson, 90, of Marinette, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Bay Area Medical Center. He was born April 6, 1928 in Elmhurst, Illinois to Ralph and Esther (Johnson) Magnuson. When Elmer was a young boy, he and his family moved to Marinette.
He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After returning to Marinette he began employment with The Ansul Co. where he worked for 37 years until his retirement. Elmer met his wife, the former Carol Staven in the choir at Zion Lutheran Church in Marinette. They were married at Zion on August 10, 1963. In addition to singing in the choir, Elmer was a member of the Zion Men’s Bowling Team and enjoyed winter skiing, gardening and biking.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carol; three children, William and Paul of Marinette and Karen Sellers (fiancé, Duane Clausen) of Menominee; one grandson, Bradley Sellers; Duane’s children, Paige and Ty Clausen; one sister, Ione (Paul) Cedergren of Green Bay; a brother and sister-in-law, Roger (Pat) Staven of Madison, Wis.; 7 nephews; 9 great- nephews; 1 great-niece; and many cousins.
Friends may call at Zion Lutheran Church in Marinette on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 10 until 11 a.m. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Keith Kolstad officiating.
As an alternative to flowers, memorial donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Elmer’s name.
Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home is assisting the family.

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Visitation
Zion Lutheran Church
2714 James St.
Marinette, Wisconsin USA 54143
Saturday, March 9, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Service
Zion Lutheran Church
2714 James St.
Marinette, Wisconsin USA 54143
Saturday, March 9, 2019
11:00 AM