Elsie B. Loya, 90, Brainerd, passed away on May 9, 2009, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. She was born on July 24, 1918, in Canby, Minn., to Charles and Emma (Miller) Kruger.
She married Ernest Loya on Oct. 30, 1936, in Brainerd and they were married for 72 years until he passed away. Elsie was a member of First Lutheran Church in Brainerd. She enjoyed fishing, Warrior sports, Twins, baking bread and canning.
She is survived by her children, Gene (Patty) Loya and Darlene (Jeff) Bolme; and six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings, Fred, Louise, Esther, Margaret, Minnie, Lucille, Pearl.
Services will be held Friday, May 15, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. in the 300 building chapel at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd with Pastor Andy Smith officiating.
Memorials preferred to First Lutheran Building Fund.
Arrangements are with Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Brainerd.
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