A memorial mass will be held for Elaine K. Wissing at St. Leo's Catholic Church, 2410 S. Blaine, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. The Rev. Mark A. Maresh will be the celebrant.
Curran Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.
Elaine, 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 13, 2020. Graveside services were held for the immediate family at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery at the time of her passing.
Elaine was born July 2, 1925, at St. Libory. She was the daughter of Ben and Lena (Rehder) Grotz.
Survivors of the immediate family include two sons and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Chris Wissing of Grand Island, David Wissing of Prescott, Ariz; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Cynthia Peters of Lincoln, Linda and Chris Lehecka of Austin, Texas, Judy and Steve Iske of Grand Island; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Kara and Joe Morrow, Rebecca and Kurt Krueger, Sarah and Adam Overton, Michael and Nicole Wissing, Rachel and Amanda Peters, Alex Peters and fiancee Jessica Thompson, Kim and Matt Sawyer, Jason and Emily Lehecka, Brandon and Geri Iske; 20 great-grandchildren: Noah, Annabelle, Caleb, Tanner, Kota, Kaleb, Kade and Kristian Morrow; Ethan Krueger; Madeline and Emily Overton; Grayson and Cassey Wissing; Carson and Emmalee Peters; Katherine Sawyer; Bennett and Levi Lehecka; and Sydney and Morgan Iske.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter; parents, Ben and Lena Grotz; sisters, Maxine Wilson and Lorna Helzer; two infant brothers; and son-in-law, Tom Peters.
Elaine grew up at St. Libory. She graduated from Grand Island Senior High School in 1942.
She married Peter J. Wissing on July 30, 1946, at St. Mary's Cathedral, a union that lasted for 68 years until his passing in February 2015. They lived in Grand Island their entire married life. Elaine worked at O.P. Skaggs, and later was a full-time homemaker. She was assistant Cub Scout Leader for her boys and helped with the girls' 4-H group. She volunteered at Central Catholic High School in the library and office and at the parish thrift store. She enjoyed playing cards, sewing, quilting, crafts, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, its Altar Society and Christian Mothers.
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under Elaine's obituary.
Published by The Grand Island Independent on Oct. 13, 2021.