Elsie (Laser) Galske

Born: Thu., Aug. 23, 1923
Died: Mon., Sep. 26, 2011

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Elsie (Laser) Galske, of Bristol, widow of William G. Galske and Carl Dekow who was killed in action during WWII passed away Monday at Ingraham Manor, Bristol.

Elsie was born August 23, 1923 in Terryville, CT. She was the daughter of the late Jacob and Marie Laser and was the last of thirteen children. Prior to moving to Bristol she was a resident of Terryville for many years. She grew up in the East Church section of Terryville, walked many miles to school and spent many summers swimming across the Old Marsh. She enjoyed spending time with her family and Elsie had a great fondness for animals. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Terryville.

Elsie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William and Joyce Galske of Bristol; her grandchildren, William Galske III, Gregory Galske, Jennifer Parrish; ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday (Sept. 29, 2011) 2:00PM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Terryville. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Terryville. Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville is in charge of arrangements.

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Ron Schack

My condolences go out to the Galske and Laser families. Elsie's and I were first cousins once removed. Her mother was my grandmother's sister. I met Elsie at her parents 50th wedding anniversery in 1948 when I was twelve. While working on my family history several years ago; I visited Elsie and Bill searching for information. They were very helpful and I enjoyed those visits.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.