HURON — Elmer Losing, 88, of Huron and formerly of Alpena, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018, at the SunQuest HealthCare Center.
His funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 6, at the Huron First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Rest Haven Cemetery at Alpena. Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Kuhler Funeral Home with family present from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Elmer Losing was born January 4, 1930, in rural Sanborn County to Henry and Pauline (Becker) Losing. His father died when Elmer was nine years old, so he and his family moved to Washington State. They lived there for a year, and then returned to the Alpena area. In 1945, Elmer was confirmed in Alpena. His mother remarried, and Elmer resided with Albert and Tena Koerner, friends of his mother. Elmer served in the United States Marine Corp in the early 1950’s.
On October 15, 1954, Elmer married Myrna Mae Lehr at the Alpena Congregational Church. After their marriage, they lived seven miles west of Alpena for nine years. In 1963, Elmer and Myrna moved to the Koerner farm, just west of Alpena. They took over the operation of the Koerner farm and worked side by side until moving to StoneyBrook Suites November 15, 2015.
Elmer served on the Alpena school board. While a member of the United Church of Christ at Alpena, he sang in the choir and taught Sunday school for many years. In recent years, Elmer was a member of the Huron United Methodist Church. During his retirement years, he enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins baseball and attending his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities.
Grateful for having shared in his life are his daughter, Roxanne Bobolz of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; two sons, Gaylan (Peggy) Losing and Scott (DeVonne) Losing, both of Alpena; six grandchildren, Aaron (Mary) Losing, Justin (Ashlee) Johnson, Amber (Matt) Wenzel, Cody (Jennifer) Bobolz, Amy (Chris) Albrecht and Ashley Losing; nine great-grandchildren, Layne and Londyn Wenzel, Kennedy and Hadley Bobolz, Brooklyn and Cameron Johnson, Cade Albrecht, Emma and Abby Losing; one sister, Ella Mae (Allen) Hofer of Sioux Falls; and three sisters-in-law, Margaret Lehr and Yvonne Sprecher, both of Huron, and Elaine Losing of Sioux Falls.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Todd; his parents, Henry and Pauline Losing; his parents-in-law, John and Iola Lehr; his wife, Myrna; one brother-in-law, Ron Lehr; one son-in-law, Roger Bobolz; his brother and sister-in-law; Curt and Ginny Losing; and sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Harold Walter.