After a brief illness, Elwood Oscar Hersel was called home to his Heavenly Father March 3, 2013, while in the loving care of his family.
He was born Sept. 9, 1929, the youngest child of Ole and Inga (Skiri) Hersel in Tioga, N.D.
Surviving him are his brother Edwin, Billings, Mont.; his wife Betty Lorraine Piepkorn of 61 years; three children Debra and Mike Elliott of Atlanta, Ga., Wayne and Angela Oatney and Allen, McCall, Idaho; and eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Emmett on March 8, 2013, at 11 a.m.
Arrangements by the Potter Funeral Chapel, Emmett, Idaho.