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(November 26, 1928 – June 9, 2010)

Elaine Helen Strasser, 81, of Midland , died Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Elaine was born on Nov. 26, 1928 in Midland, to the late William and Marie (Link) Berg. After attending St. Brigid’s Catholic School and graduating from Midland High School, she married her sweetheart Joseph Strasser on Sept. 10, 1955. Joseph preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 2001. Elaine was a member of St. Brigid’s Catholic Church and the Midland County Club. She volunteered at the Midland Hospital’s gift shop. She loved to play golf and was the City League champ for four years. At various times in her life Elaine also lived in Japan and Hawaii. Elaine is survived by her sons and daughters-in-laws, Matthew and Terri Strasser and their children Lindsey (Charles Luft and their daughter Charli Renee Luft), Matty and Mackenzie Strasser of Midland, Thomas and Lillian Strasser and their children Gregory and Alyssa Strasser of Bloomfield Hills, James Strasser of Midland and Andrew Strasser of Midland; sister Barb Kosel of Milford and several nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Elaine was predeceased by her son Michael and her brother William Berg. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, June 15 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Father Nick Coffaro will be celebrant followed by entombment at New Calvary Mausoleum . The Family will receive friends at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, on Monday, June 14, from 4:00 pm until 6:30 pm, at which time there will be a vigil service, and at the church on Tuesday from 9:00 until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. Brigid’s of Kildare. Online condolences may be sent thru www.smith-miner.com