Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Elsie M. Laser

Elsie M. Laser, age 97, of Shelby died Monday, April 15, 2013 at Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.

She was born March 12, 1916 in Jamestown, New York the daughter of the late Evald L. and Sigrid M. (Peterson) Nohlquist. Elsie was a retired employee of the Shelby Mutual Insurance Company and was a member of First Lutheran Church in Shelby.

Elsie is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins including: Ed and Sandy Miller of Shelby, Bruce and Marsha Snyder of Shelby, Ray and Jane Mellick of Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her husband: Leon S. Laser on June 8, 1985; 5 sisters: Joyce Treharne, Doris Carlson, Edith Nohlquist, Mildred Miller Brown, Clarice Larson; 2 brothers: Donald and Lester Nohlquist.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 10 AM at Ganges Cemetery, conducted by Mrs. Gaye Shira. Memorial expressions may be made to First Lutheran Church. Care provided by Turner Funeral Home, Shelby. To send a condolence, please visit



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  1. Janet Stover says:

    Sandy and family, I am so sorry to see that Elsie has passed away. I worked with Elsie many years ago when I first started working at the Mutual. She was always so much fun and seemed to genuinely enjoy all of us “young kids”! Please accept my heartfelt sympathy at this difficult time.

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