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Mary F. Elsbury – Lamont

Mary F. Elsbury, 78, of rural Lamont, Iowa, died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on Monday morning, December 20, 2021.

Private family services were held at the Fawcett-Schmitz Funeral Home, Winthrop, with Rev. John Haugen officiating.
Interment: St. Albert Cemetery, rural Lamont, Iowa.
Condolences may be sent to the family at 3143 122nd Street, Lamont, Iowa 50650.
Online obituary at

Mary Florence Gerdemann was born on June 19, 1943, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph John & Tharsilla (Steffen) Gerdemann. She received her education at the Lamont Schools. Mary was united in marriage to Larry Charles Elsbury on April 23, 1976, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lamont, Iowa. Mary worked on the family dairy farm and loved doing field work.

Mary was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Strawberry Point. She enjoyed planting flowers, spending time with her children and grandchildren, mowing lawn, playing cards, teaching religious education classes, going on day trips with Larry, going out to eat and cleaning. She will be remembered as always being early for any event and her saying, “Gotta eat.”

Mary is survived by her Husband: Larry Elsbury of Lamont;
Son: Tom (Sherri) Nolan of Strawberry Point;
3 Daughters: Kari Elsbury (Jeff Davis) of Bronson, Florida,
Holly Elsbury (Dylan Leech) of Cedar Rapids &
Mary Lou Elsbury of Cedar Rapids;
Son-In-Law: Dr. Sai Le “Schwarm” of Cedar Falls;
11 Grandchildren;
1 Great Grandson;
2 Brothers: Dean (Mary) Gerdemann of Springville &
Lyle Gerdemann of Robins and many
Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles & Cousins.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, daughter: Jill Le and her son: Chad Elsbury.

The family would like to thank Cedar Valley Hospice for the excellent care that they gave to Mary.


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