Elsie retired from Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the Swansea Moose Lodge.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph W. Behrmann; her parents, Charles P. and Matilda, nee Ortlapp, Sippel; her first husband, Harry T. Gates Sr.; and three sisters, Dorothy Kiefer, Ruth Nobe, and Florance Lickenbrock.
She is survived by her son, Harry T. (Rosemary) Gates Jr.;
a sister, Gladys Seering;
two grandchildren, Scott Gates and Janelle (Paul) Viessman;
a great grandchild Wyatt Viessman;
and three step grandchildren, Craig, Brent, and Chad Knebel.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Private family service will be held.