Elsie L. Schuessler, 92, of New Wells, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Independence Care Center in Perryville.

One of five children, she was born March 2, 1924, at New Wells, to Theodore Gottfried and Margarete Emilie Hemmann Koch. She and Wilbert A. “Wib” Schuessler  were married July 20, 1946 at New Wells.  They had been married nearly 61 years when Wib passed away March 11, 2007.

Elsie was baptized March 16, 1924 and confirmed March 21, 1937 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, where she was a lifelong member.  She and Wib served many years as the church custodians and Elsie worked privately, cleaning homes in the Cape Girardeau area.

Loving survivors include two children, Karen (Dale) Bronenkant of Frohna, Missouri and Keith Schuessler (Nancy Riehn) of Jackson; two grandchildren, Scott (Stephanie) Bronenkant and Greg Bronenkant (Sally Houck) all of Perryville; two great-grandchildren, Dalton and Garrett Bronenkant; two step-great-grandchildren, Trenton Thieret and Kayla (Bradley) Winschel; and a step great-great-grandson, Axel Winschel.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four siblings, Hilda Meinz, Louise Boehme, Jeanette Bergman, and Albert “Joe” Koch.

Friends may call Friday, March 25, 2016, from 4 to 8 p.m., at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, and Saturday, March 26, 2016, from 9 a.m. to service time, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells.

The funeral will be Saturday, at 10 a.m., at the church, with the Rev. Lawrence Bradt officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Lutheran Hour Ministries, the Cemetery Fund of Immanuel Lutheran Church, or Southeast Hospice.

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