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Stanley M. Elsen 1951 - 2012
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Stanley M. Elsen 1951 - 2012

TIMKEN — Stanley M. Elsen, 61, died Aug. 19 at Hutchinson Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 29, 1951 in Great Bend, he was the son of Nicholas and Emelia (Schwartz) Elsen. He was a resident of Timken for 26 years, coming from Pawnee Rock. On May 8, 1976 he married Janet Rodie in Great Bend. She survives. Mr. Elsen was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Survivors include wife, Janet Elsen, of the home; two sons, David Elsen and his companion Melissa Hunsberger of Colby and Ryan Elsen and his wife Kimberly of Great Bend; three sisters Vera Henning and Connie Watts, both of Great Bend; and Betty Staudinger of Beaver; three brothers, Nick Elsen and Jerome Elsen, both of Great Bend and Ralph Elsen of Parsons; and two grandsons, Ethan Elsen and Owen Elsen. He was preceded in death by daughter, Jennifer Elsen Wylie; a  brother, Richard Elsen; and a sister, Julitta Dyer.
A Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend with Father Reginald A. Urban officiating. Burial will be at the Great Bend Cemetery North. Friends  may visit from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Life Watch or Stanley M. Elsen expense fund, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, Ks. 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 21, 2012