Elmer E. Gasser
May 1, 1942 - February 14, 2017
Elmer E. Gasser, 74, of Wooster, formerly of Creston, died peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster after a brief battle with cancer.
Elmer was born May 1, 1942 in Wadsworth to the late Elmer and Bertha (Lance) Gasser Sr. and married the former Darla E. Landes on Feb. 20, 1960. She survives. He graduated from Norwayne High School in 1960 and began working at the age of 10 at Art Maibach’s farm. Over the years, Elmer worked for UPS, was a self employed contractor and home remodeler and retired in 2004 from Westfield Companies having worked at the golf course. He had his home in Creston most of his life having moved to Wooster in 2013 and had wintered in Bradenton, FL for the past 18 years. He had been a member of the Creston Moose Lodge, served on the Creston Fire Dept., was a member of Creston Senior Citizens and served on the Creston Zoning Board having served as the zoning inspector for several years. Elmer enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting and school events and spending time woodworking, fishing, golfing and traveling. He will be greatly missed.
Surviving are his wife, Darla; daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and Jim Underwood of Seville, Traci and Wesley Leonard of New Philadelphia and Tami and Les Scruggs of Creston; 6 grandchildren, Kyle and Krista Pelfrey, Crystal and Allan Geitgey, Austin Okey, Andrew Underwood, Cody Scruggs and Christopher Scruggs; great-grandchildren, Chase and Colton Geitgey and Karter Pelfrey; a sister, Gladys Bauman of Sterling and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Cory Pelfrey; his parents, and sisters and brothers, Delores Bischoff, Donald Gasser, J. Lewis Gasser and Josephine Dunevant.
Services will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston where friends may call Friday from 3-7 p.m. Burial will be in Creston Maple Mound Cemetery. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com
Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to American Cancer Society.
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Name: Ralph and Joan Gasser
Darla and family. So sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathy! Sending you all our love and prayers!
Name: Sharon Gasser Broadwater
Aunt Darla and girls,
I am so saddened to hear of your loss. You are a very special, loving family. I have considered myself so fortunate to be a part of your extended family. Elmer was always so much more to me than an uncle. The love he had for his family will be with you always. My deepest sympathies. Sharon
Name: Jim & Betty Collett
Darla & family:
No words can express our feeling of sympathy and our very sad feeling we have for you. Jim keeps saying I can't believe it. They had fun working together and were good friends. Take care of yourself Darla and your in our thoughts and prayers.
Betty & Jim
Name: BJ & Charley McDermott
Darla & Family,
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Elmer. Please know that our thoughts & prayers
are with you all.
Name: Dick and Evelyn Beck
We can only offer our sincere condolences, as meager as they must seem.
Your loss is lovingly shared - he was loved and shall be missed.
Ev and Dick Beck
Name: Mary Kathryn Gasser
So saddened by your loss. Uncle Elmer was always so kind to us. What a wonderful man who will be greatly missed. Darla, you and the girls are a strong loving family. May that give you peace in this difficult time. Please know you have my deepest sympathy.
Name: Gene & Bonnie Yannayon
Dear Darla and family - With deepest sympathy to all of you. We are so sad that Elmer (Tubby) left so soon. He was a good friend and a great man. Always smiling and there when you needed him. We will always remember golfing with you and him, eating out and visiting together. We love you and are keeping you in our thoughts. Elmer will be missed by many.
Rest in Peace Tubby.
Name: Jen Herring
Terri I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you the peace you need during this heart-heavy time and the joy you need to celebrate his life.
Name: LARRY SCOTT
Dear loved ones,
To me, Elmer was the friendly face at Wf. Co's cart barn and starting tee positions. He always had a smile and made you feel important.
The last time I saw Elmer, was at the Westfield Retirees breakfast. Although he was using a cane he was upbeat and excited about heading to Florida.
Remember all the good times and memories that he helped create within your hearts.
I am glad that our paths crossed.
Prayers and sympathy to all.
Name: Sandy Cochrell Steward
Darla, Terri, Traci, & Tami:
My sincere sympathy and prayers go to your entire family. Elmer always had a smile and loved to tease us girls when we were at your house to visit. May God watch over you in the days to come and give you strength.
Sandy Cochrell Steward
Name: Jim and Gretta Stage
We are so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. We were blessed to know such a wonderful man. May wonderful memories bring comfort during this time and know that our prayers go out to you and all your family.
Jimmy, Gretta, Dominic and Danny
Name: The Beerys
To Elmer's Family and Friends, Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God, and the many good memories, sustain you; now and also in the future.. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your families. Sincere condolences from Art Beerys, Smithville, Ohio
Name: Phil & Pam Sprang
Darla & family,
Our deepest sympathy. Enjoyed visiting in Florida.