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70460obit: Elsie Chalupa Lacer

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  • Rosemary Ermis
    Jun 1, 2013
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      Elsie Lacer

      June 15, 1918 - May 9, 2013


      Elsie Lacer, 94, of Mt. Carmel, passed away Thursday May 9, 2013 at Wabash General Hospital.


      She was born on Saturday June 15, 1918 in Taylor, TX of  Jerry and Julia (Slovecik) Chalupa. Her parents immigrated from Czechoslovakia         


      She worked in an airplane manufacturing plant in San Antonio, TX based at Fort Sam Houston during WWII where she met and married her husband Clarence H. Lacer on May 11, 1947 in Williamson County, TX; they were married for 48 years. He preceded her in death in 1995. They lived in Hawaii for three years and he was stationed after the war at Chanute Air Force Base in IL where he was assigned as a parachute instructor. After retirement they moved back to Mt. Carmel, his home.


      Mrs. Lacer was a member of First General Baptist Church where she was active in church programs. She was a strong Christian and loved the Lord; she was devoted to her family.       


      She enjoyed  ceramics and gardening. She loved the outdoors; she and her husband spent many hours working in their apple orchard.


      She is survived by her children Michael (Cinda) Lacer of Evansville, IN and Maggie Ross of Champaign, IL; brother Franklin (Norma) Chalupa of Fort Worth, TX ; granddaughter, Reeva Tyson; three great grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Bernice, Peggy, George, Jerry, Paul, Darlene, Franklin, Jr., Dana Lynn and David.


      Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, three brothers, Jerry, Frederick and Arnold Chalupa.


      Visitation will be Monday May 13, 2013 at 12 noon until service time.


      Funeral service will be at Monday May 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Short Funeral Home with burial following the service at Antioch Cemetery.


      Memorial contributions may be made to First General Baptist Church.


      Short-Cunningham Funeral Home