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Obituary: Elsie Sara Christine Sundell Larson, Nashville


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Elsie Sara Christine Sundell Larson, formerly of Granger, IN, died August 6, 2014, in Brown County at the age of 96. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA, May 11, 1918, and lived the first half of her life in Corapolis, PA.

She married Eric Larson (deceased) in 1942 and had three children: David Larson (Columbus, IN), Christine  Larson Seitz (Mishawaka, IN), and Samuel Larson (deceased). She is also survived by grandchildren, David and Aaron Douberteen and Eric and Andrew Larson, as well as stepgrandchildren, Lori Seitz Rider and Brian Seitz.

She also leaves great-grandchildren, Brennen and Colby Larson of Duluth, MN, and Avery, Adler and Michael D. Larson of Columbus, IN, and Lauren Douberteen of Indianapolis.

She and her family moved to South Bend in 1960, where she became an active member at the Swedish Evangelical  Covenant Church. The family later were members at Gospel Center Missionary Church in River Park. For nine years Elsie resided at Hubbard Hill Retirement Center in Elkhart, IN. In her last years, she lived with her son and daughter-in-law in Columbus, IN, and finally, spent her final year and a half at Brown County Health and Living Community in Nashville, IN.

Elsie was a lifelong musician, playing the piano and organ for church and for local recitals and radio broadcasts. She was an avid reader, loved to sew and was an accomplished cook and baker. She was proud of her Swedish  heritage and could speak and read a lot of the language. She also was a cat lover! Her last cat, "Willie," was her constant companion at Hubbard Hill Estates, where he was known by many residents.

The family would like to thank Hospice of South Central Indiana and the staff at Brown County Health and Living Community for their wonderful care.

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