Elsie Edna (Waterhouse) Bromme

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Date of Death: September 2, 1962


Elsie Edna Waterhouse Bromme was born February 1, 1914, at Duluth, Minnesota, and passed to her rest Sunday, September 2, 1962, at the age of 48 years. She attended Jackson Elementary School and Central High School in Duluth. On June 4, 1934, she was married to William L. Bromme. Jr. To this union were born three children: William Richard Bromme of Enterprise, Kansas; Larry Douglas Bromme of Duluth, Minnesota; and Joan Lorraine Bromme of Duluth, Minnesota, who is now attending Maplewood Academy. Elsie was born of Seventh-day Adventist parents. She was a member of the Duluth Seventh-day Adventist Church until the time of her tragic death. She served this church in many, many capacities through the years. This year she has been serving as a member of the church board, the church school board, the Dorcas-Welfare Society, and was the Press, Radio and Television secretary.

Surviving besides her children mentioned above, are: her husband, William L. Bromme, Jr. of Duluth, Minnesota; four brothers: Russell Waterhouse, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Elton Waterhouse, Esko, Minnesota; Thurston Waterhouse, Lodi, California; and Raymond Waterhouse, Wayzata, Minnesota; three grandchildren, eleven nieces and nine nephews. Everyone who knew Elsie will miss her friendly and warm smile, her encouraging words, and her pleasant ways. The husband has lost a precious companion; the children, their most loved possession; the brother, a true sister; the church, a faithful and active Christian member and friend. But with strong faith we know that we have not lost her; we have only said "goodnight." In the resurrection day our Saviour will call forth all of His sleeping saints. The earthly resting place in Duluth's Forest Hill Cemetery, so sad on September 5, 1962, will become the place of glorious reunion in the presence of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Source: J. R. Coyle - Northern Union Outlook, January 8, 1963

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