Elsie Irene Hermanson, age 99 of Virginia and formerly of Palo, died Monday, September 21, 2020 in the Waterview Pines. She was born December 6, 1920 in Marengo, Wisconsin the daughter of Joel and Lydia (Peltoma) Sorvari. After high school Elsie travelled to Washington DC and worked as a waitress while waiting for Roy Hermanson to return from serving in Germany during WWII. Elsie reminisces about being called “blue eyes” while serving customers. They returned to Duluth and got married and moved to Palo. Elsie enjoyed sewing and cherished her time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Elsie is survived by her daughter: Rita (Jerry) Bodas of Palo; grandchildren: Rebecca (Dale) Ekmark of Angora and Rachel Bodas of Virginia; great-granddaughters: Morgan (Ethan) Powell of Chattanooga, TN and Devan Ekmark of Angora; extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Roy; siblings: Leslie Sorvari, Richard Sorvari, and Elaine Slais.
Private family services were held.
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