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Ella Mae Baltzer

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Ella Mae Baltzer

Ella Mae Baltzer, 83, of Garretson, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at her home in Garretson, surrounded by family. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 11, 2017 at United Church of Garretson. Burial will be in the Summit Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM with family present from 6:00 to 8:00, on March 10, 2017 at the Minnehaha Funeral Home, Garretson.

Ella Mae was born to Lillian and Clarence Fix, January 29, 1934 at Sherman. She was baptized and confirmed at the Unity Evangelical Church at Garretson.

Ella Mae is survived by her children Ramona Coleman, Patrick Carnicle, Michael (Sandi) Carnicle, Dennis (Lynette) Carnicle, Timothy (Barbara) Carnicle, Raymond Carnicle, Kelly Carnicle, as well as her step daughters, Betty (John) Ropchock, Lois (Adam) Gondek, Loretta Van Scoyk, Sandra (Steve) Brunssen. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren: Renee (Jon) Edmundson; Jason Crane, Brian Crane, Stanley Crane and Terry Metcalf; Kristi (Jeff) Carnicle, Rebecca Carnicle, Melissa Carnicle, Matthew Carnicle and Michelle Carnicle; George (Katy) Carnicle, James (Becky) Carnicle, Esther (Tyler) Harris and Samuel Carnicle; Wesley Mitchell and Zachary Carnicle; Kayla Carnicle, Danielle Carnicle, David Carnicle and Jacob Carnicle; step grandchildren Philip and Brian, Mark and Candy, Robert, Russell and Janalle, Melissa, Jeremy and Rebecca, and great grandchildren Amber Lee, Ashley and Tegan; Hannah, Anthony and Katlin Breanna and Trevor; Mckenzie, Cooper, Trever, Tyler; Zane, Brody, Bailey, Taylynn, Rage, Autumn and Rasom; Teila and Teshia; Jasper, Caycie and Sean, and one great-great grandchild Landen. Ella Mae was also grateful for having shared her life with many special nieces, nephews and friends. She is also survived by her sister, Henrietta Brebner.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Carol Fix, husband Harvey Baltzer, two sons, Craig Carnicle and David Baltzer, and great granddaughter Scarlet Carnicle.

She married Francis Carnicle September 19, 1953. They divorced February 11, 1970, Francis passed away January 11, 2003.

She married Harvey Baltzer February 22, 1975. Harvey passed away September 14, 1995.

Ella Mae was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother supporting her family in all of their endeavors. Ella Mae was active in both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts with her sons, and was also instrumental in starting Brownies and Girl Scouts in the Garretson area. She raised all of her children to understand that whimsy was just as important as responsibility. She was active in the United Church of Christ and United Church of Garretson as long as her health would allow, and held many offices in Circle and Women's Fellowship. The last few years she invited the Women's Fellowship to meet at her home during winter months, as she was not always able to attend at the church.

She was always up for a Coke with her "Breakfast Club" buddies at Stop and Shop.

In lieu of flower please make donations to Leukemia Research Foundation, .
Published in The Argus Leader on Mar. 8, 2017
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