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Elsie Mae DuToit

June 28, 2018
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Elsie Mae DuToit, 95, of Toledo, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown. Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Rev. Dewey Grimes officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 5-7 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home.

Elsie was born on January 3, 1923, on a farm near Garwin, Iowa, the daughter of John and Ella (Groenwoldt) Harrison.

She graduated from Garwin High School in 1941.

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Elsie Mae DuToit

On July 25, 1942, she was united in marriage to BerDell DuToit in Lancaster, MO. The couple farmed in the Toledo and Marshalltown area. In 1948, they moved to a farm near Clutier and in 1996, Elsie moved to Toledo. She loved gardening and flowers.

Survivors include three daughters, Betty Damisch of Toledo, LaRue (Gene) Sebesta of Tama, and LaRetta (Bob) Dvorsky of Solon; seven grandchildren, Todd (Karla) Sebesta of Toledo, Terry (Wendy) Damisch of Victor, Ron (Gwen) Damisch of Cedar Rapids, Brenda (Joe) Green of Waukee, Kevin (Katherine) Damisch of Cedar Rapids, Brad (Michelle) Dvorsky and Brent Dvorsky of Solon; nineteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, BerDell on September 14, 1994; and two grandsons, Martin Sebesta and Mark Damisch.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.

The family extends their heartfelt appreciation for the care given by the staff at Sunny Hill Care Center, UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown and Iowa River Hospice.



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