Elsie Behrmann

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Elsie Marie Behrmann, nee Sippel, 104, of Swansea, IL, born August 5, 1918, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, September 19, 2022, at her residence.

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.



5 Comments on Elsie Behrmann

Diane Sellers said : Guest Report Sep 21, 2022 at 9:14 AM

I remember your mother, fondly as our mother’s dear friend. You had her for 27 more years than we had ours. They loved to shop together and had good times when their spouses were herre. Elsie could tell some interesting stories. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  • O’Fallon
  • Ilinois
Florene Kramper said : Guest Report Sep 20, 2022 at 7:41 PM

Deepest Sympathy to Aunt Elsie's son and grandchildren. While she was my aunt by marriage, I have very fond memories of her. Especially the stories she could tell along with my other aunts when they visited my parents. Rest in peace Aunt Elsie.

  • Maryland Heights
  • MO
Terry Schwarz said : Guest Report Sep 20, 2022 at 9:42 AM

Sorry Harry - Boy you have good genes😀

  • Daytona Beach
  • Florida
Pat Burns said : Guest Report Sep 19, 2022 at 4:20 PM

Deepest sympathy to your family.. I was just thinking about her the other day. 104 what an accomplishment. Such wonderful neighbors Ralph and Elsie were. I lost Mike in April, maybe he can catch up with both of them for some good conversation.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Mary Barbara Kurtz said : Guest Report Sep 19, 2022 at 2:50 PM

Elsie was one of my Hospice volunteers in the late 90's. I loved Elsie and often wondered how she was over the years. I am not surprised that she lived 104 years! She was a a little spitfire and so full of life. I always enjoyed her stories about working at the Shoe Factory and her African Safari trip when she retired. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My sincere sympathy to all of her family. Mary Barbara Kurtz

  • Belleville
  • IL

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