Daniel Elsasser

Jun 10th, 1941 - Apr 23rd, 2019


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church

Sat, Apr. 27th, 2019 10am


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church

Sat, Apr. 27th, 2019 11am

Daniel Elsasser

Daniel Elsasser, 77, of Marion, Illinois passed away peacefully in his home, April 23rd, 2019. 

Dan was a veteran of the Vietnam war where he earned a Purple Heart medal. He worked as a registered nurse in Kankakee, Illinois. He retired and settled in Marion, Illinois, where he spent his time fishing, hunting, and spending time with his animals.

Dan leaves behind many friends and family, he is preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Helen Elsasser of Shawneetown, Illinois. He is survived by his sister, Wanda and her husband Hugh David Scates, his nephew and nieces, Jeff and Christina Scates, Tammy and Dr. Michael Blain, and Kim and Chris Fromm. He had many great nieces and nephews whom he adored. He is also survived by his wife of 13 years, Lorie Elsasser, and step-daughter Cierra Francis and her husband, Chandler Francis, as well as one granddaughter, Claire Francis. He also had many neighbors, whom he loved like family.

Services will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin, Illinois on Saturday, April 27th, with visitation at 10 am and funeral mass at 11 for family and friends. His final resting place will be at Westbrook Cemetery in Shawneetown, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois for all of their selfless work.

5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Beth and Bob Jesse

    From: , Illinois

    Date: April 25, 2019

    So sorry for your loss. May Dan Rest In Peace .

  • Guest: Linda & Carl Lundblad

    From: Elgin, Illinois

    Date: April 25, 2019

    So many fond memories of Danny. Our love to the whole family.


    From: HERRIN, Illinois

    Date: April 26, 2019

    So very sorry for your loss Dan was a great man!

  • Guest: Mary Jo Oldham Morgan

    From: Shawneetown, Illinois

    Date: April 26, 2019

    Danny and I were classmates and longtime friends. We always visited when events brought us together here in Shawneetown. RIP-Friend!

  • Guest: Judy Scates

    From: New York City, New York

    Date: April 27, 2019

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Daniel. Bless his Soul. My Condolence to Wanda & all the Family.