Alice A. Elbert, 88 , of Washington, passed away on September 6, 2021. Alice, daughter of the late Emil Schmitt and Anna nee Marquart, was born on November 14, 1932 in Washington. She received her education from St. Francis Borgia High School. On September 7, 1957, she was united in marriage to Jerome “Bud” Elbert and settled into farm life.
After her husband’s passing in 1984, Alice continued to run the family farm along with her teen-aged sons. She was very involved at St. Gertrude’s Church and School. She worked for many years at the church rectory and in the after school program. At the church, she sang in the choir and happily volunteered at many church events. Alice was also involved in 4-H, being a leader for over 20 years. Alice and her children and grandchildren were very close, and met often at the family farm to socialize and also vacationed together. She had a countless number of friends, and in later years kept busy with sewing, assembling puzzles, volunteering with Downtown Washington and enjoying visits with friends playing cards, dominos and other games. She will be missed by all.
Mrs. Elbert was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerome “Bud” Elbert and siblings, Victor Schmitt, Richard Schmitt, Mildred Schmitt, and Irene Biermann; sisters-in-law Esther Schmitt, Ethel ‘Noots’ Schmitt, Arlene Schmitt, Dorothy “Tudy” Meyer, Marilyn Bleckman and Judy Klenke; and brothers-in-law Albert Biermann and Adolph Beste.
Among her survivors are children, Nadine (Mike) Bittick and Peggy (Jon) Meyer of Washington, Jane (Mark) Chickey of St. Louis, Daryl (Tammi) Elbert, Neal (Lynn) Elbert, Jerome “Buddy” (Brigette) Elbert and Amy Elbert all of Washington; siblings, Virgil Schmitt and Kenny Schmitt and wife Tudy all of Washington; grandchildren, Nick Meyer, Jon (Julianna) Meyer, Alex (Rachel) Meyer, Tyler (Kimberly) Meyer, Shawn Chickey, Rachelle Elbert, Travis Elbert, Izeck Elbert, Emma Elbert, Brett Elbert and Anna Elbert; three great-grandchildren Oliver Meyer, Colton Elbert and Ida Meyer; In-laws, Laverne Beste, Richard Meyer and Maurice Bleckman all of Washington; other relatives and friends.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021 from 1-8 P.M. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 10 A.M. at St. Gertrude’s Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Gertrude’s Endowment Fund or the American Lung Association.
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