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LouAnn (BOXBERGER) ELDER, 82, passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Parkview Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born Jan. 23, 1930, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Marjorie Boxber ger. She attended Most Precious Blood School and Central Catholic High School. She then married her high school sweetheart, Robert on Jan. 2, 1947. A homemaker, she raised her six children. Most recently, she loved working at Lexy's Pizza. She loved her large family very much, and enjoyed spending time with all of them, including the company of her dog, Ellie Mae. She is survived by her children, Sue (Jim) Clark, Marsha (Mick) Mackenzie, Robert (Carole) Elder, Ken (Rose) Elder, Kathy (John) Ford, and Larry (Connie) Elder; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry (Joyce) Boxberger; sisters, Donna (Keith) Neireiter, Mary (Don) Keeley; and sister-in-law, Maureen (Dan) Jordan. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, Robert C. Elder, in 1992; and brother, Jack (Gertrude) Boxberger. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, with calling one hour prior. Fr. Joseph Gaughan officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, with a rosary service at 3:30 p.m. Burial will take place next to her beloved husband at Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the
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- Indiana Chapter, 8646 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.mccombandsons.com
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 22, 2012