MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mr. Harold D. Elseth, 67, beloved husband of Mrs. Libby Elseth, entered into rest at his residence on Tuesday, January 1, 2002. A funeral mass will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2002, at Saint Mary on the Hill Catholic Church with Father Richard Hart the officiant. Interment will follow at Westover Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Dr. Wesley Broome, Mark Branum, Danny Craig, Stephen Horton, Mel La Pan, and Chris Leitza. Surviving are his wife, Libby Elseth; two daughters, Marjorie La Pan and Melanie Elseth; three brothers, Curtis Elseth, Sheldon Elseth and Rodger Elseth; and two grandsons Melvin La Pan and Ethan La Pan. Born in Stratch Corner, Minn., retired from the Signal Corps, U.S. Army as a First Sergeant, he was in the original special forces serving in the 77th special forces group. Mr. Elseth was a past president of the Martinez-Evans Optimist Club and retired from Lowes Home Improvement Center. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Martinez-Evans Optimist Club. Poteet Funeral Home-West Chapel 3686 Wheeler Road, Augusta.
The Augusta Chronicle January 5, 2002