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Elsie D. Friedman
Date of Death: February, 27 2015

            Elsie D. Friedman passed away on February 27, 2015 in Escanaba at the home of her daughter, Darcy. Elsie was born in Bessemer, MI on December 14, 1919, the daughter of Sam and Amelia Cerioni. She graduated from AD Johnson High School and  married Theodore (Ted) Friedman on September 12, 1946. Together they owned and operated Friedmans’ News Agency in Ironwood.
            Elsie was very active in the Ironwood community. She was a member of the Ironwood Womens’ Club, Grand View Hospital Auxiliary, volunteer for the Red Cross Blood Bank, a patron of Theatre North and the Ironwood Theatre, and a “grandma” volunteer at Sleight School. Elsie created an exceptional home filled with love and laughter. She was an ultimate role model and adored by her family. She never missed an opportunity to spend time with her kids and grandkids. There were holidays, birthdays, programs, graduations, new babies to welcome, and the list goes on. Being a part of their successes brought her great joy. Her devotion to family and friends always made her home a warm and welcoming gathering place at holidays, reunions, and anytime throughout the year. Her beautiful smile, sincere and loving kindness and the flair she had for cooking and baking was enjoyed by all. She was an avid reader and her phone conversations, lunch outings and weekly bridge games with her cherished friends were a highlight. As one of her doctors said, “I know why you are going to miss her. She is a real treasure.”
            She is survived by her children: Fred (Kathy) Friedman, Darcy (Michael) Winkowski; grandchildren, Jessamy (David) Piepho, Treff (Heidi) Friedman, Thea (Justin) Jacobsen, Jarrett (Ashley) Winkowski; great-grandchildren, Jaustin, Titus, Sydney, Mattie, Keira, Mya, Claire, Ruby, and Ellie. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
            Elsie was preceded in death by her parents Sam and Amelia Cerioni; her husband Ted; and siblings Roger and Fred Cerioni and Lynn Piazza.
            Condolences may be sent  to Darcy Winkowski at 1818 23rd Avenue South, Escanaba, MI 49829.
            A celebration of her life will be held in the spring in Ironwood.
            The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting her family.

  • "Dear Darcy and family, Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Darcy, your mom was one of the most gracious and lovely people I know. She was loved by so many because she loved and cared for all. Love, Lynn "
    -Lynn NIchols Dull

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