Elsie Troell was called Home to be with the Lord on February 15, 2022, at the age of 80. She was born on July 7, 1941, in Seguin, Texas to William Otto Schwanz Sr. and Erna (Gholke) Schwanz.
Elsie was a lover and a fighter. She was a hard worker and held many jobs through her life. She finished 6th grade and then left school to start caring for her siblings and start working as soon as she could. She worked with Hexcel, Dairy Queen, and Care Inn to name a few. She loved to gamble, bowl, garden, play softball, go fishing and spend time with her loved ones- especially the babies and kids. Her favorite color was yellow and yellow roses were her favorite flower- although, she would grow anything she could get. She loved to play dominos, and would say funny things like stinky pinky and meany greenie. Her favorite holiday was Easter because she loved to watch all the kids run around hunting the eggs, and of course, all the beautiful flowers of spring. She loved kitty cats and puppies. Anytime someone told her “I love you more” she would say, “no, we are the same, so that’s the end of that.” Most of all, she loved life. She fought a good fight, and now she has no more pain and can rest easy. She will be greatly miss, always loved, and never forgotten.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William Otto Schwanz Sr. and Erna Schwanz; her brothers and sister, William Otto Schwanz Jr., Fritz Schwanz, Elton Schwanz, Milton Schwanz and, Hilda Schwanz-Watts; stepson, Michael Ray Troell Sr. and, sister-in-law’s Mary Schwanz and Helen Schwanz.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 36 years of marriage, Allen Roy Troell Sr.; daughters, Helen Sue Gann (Allen), Jean Marie Hanavan (Thomas); stepdaughter, Sherry Hartwick (Aaron); stepson, Allen Roy Troell Jr. (Nell); brothers, Roland Schwanz and Robert Schwanz (Francis); sister-in-law, Viola Schwanz as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at Palmer Mortuary on Thursday, February 24, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. followed by Funeral Services from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Interment will be on Friday, February 25, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at San Geronimo Cemetery.