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December 14, 2013

Madonna Loser

April 24, 1929 - Dec. 12, 2013

ELKHART — Madonna Louise Loser, 84 of Elkhart, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the New Woodland Manor.

She was born April 24, 1929, in Anderson, to Charles D. and Hester (Free) Kelly. She married Walter “Bill” Loser on Nov. 17, 1951. He died on Oct. 31, 1994.

Surviving are a daughter, Teresa (James) Shaffer of Elkhart; three grandchildren, Eli Shaffer, Jacob (Jessica) Shaffer and Aaron Shaffer; a great-granddaughter, Emma Shaffer; and a sister, Mary Anne Coia of Buffalo, N.Y.

She retired from the State of Indiana after 15 years as a records clerk for the Department of Education in Indianapolis. She was a member of Beulah Missionary Church and volunteered at the YMCA Senior Center. She loved euchre, bingo and her cat.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral & Cremation Center, Elkhart, where a memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Graveside services will be at noon Monday in the chapel at Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson. Her son-in-law, James Shaffer, will officiate.

Memorials may be given to Alzheimers Association or Elkhart County Council on Aging.

Online condolences may be sent to or

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