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“Teri, So sorry for your loss of your Mother. Love and Prayers, Penny Paris and Family ”
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Elsa M. Kristoffy was born in Flint, Michigan on March 30, 1927 the daughter of Irving and Violet Minor. Elsa passed away on Monday November 28 with her family by her side. In 1952 she married the love of her life Eugene Kristoffy and together they raised two daughters, Constance and Theresa. Elsa retired in the 1980s as an assistant manager from Standard Federal Bank, then after accepting a position at Gehrke Mortgage, she retired once again. Elsa enjoyed gardening, cooking and University of Michigan football, attending many games. She and Eugene liked to travel domestically to Florida and New Jersey visiting their daughters and their families also internationally to Australia. Over the years she and Eugene taught ball room dancing. She was a Girl Scout leader and belonged to Our Lady of Good Council Altar Society. She was a member of Services for Older Citizens Low Vision Club and with Eugene owning a Model T Ford, a member of Veteran Motor Car Club of America. Elsa is survived by her beloved husband Eugene and her loving daughters Constance Myhrer (John) and Theresa Kristoffy, her dear grandchildren Christine and Erik. She was the sister of Violet Marie"Mickey" Wilkenson and the aunt of Tammy and Fred. Visitation for Elsa will take place on Sunday December 4th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. A scripture service at 7 pm. On Monday Elsa will lie in state beginning at 11:30 until time of the funeral Mass 12 Noon at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lakeshore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family has requested that memorial contributions be directed to Services for Older Citizens, The John and Marlene Boll House, 158 Ridge Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.

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