Elsie E. (Behnke) Krizenesky-Dassow, 95, of Sheboygan passed away Friday, June 10, 2011 at Cedar Grove Gardens.

Elsie was born Sept. 13, 1915 in Lena, Wis., daughter of Charles and Bertha (Seefeldt) Behnke.

On Jan. 12, 1957, she married Henry Dassow at Bethany Lutheran Church in Kohler. Henry preceded her in death Nov. 15, 2003.

Elsie was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Kohler.

She loved spending time with her family, cooking, baking, gardening and canning, sewing, crafting, polka dancing, and playing sheepshead.

Elsie is survived by two daughters, Rosemary Hickmann of Sheboygan and Betty (Rod) Deckert of Sheboygan; three sons: Robert (Cynthia) Krizenesky of Rhinelander, Allen (Donna) Krizenesky of Peshtigo and John (Marilyn) Krizenesky of Elkhart Lake; three stepdaughters: Sharon Bartzen of Sheboygan, Verna (Walter) Schelk of Wausaukee and Jane Dassow of Green Bay; one stepson, Del (Shirley) Dassow of Sheboygan Falls; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; step grandchildren; step greatgrandchildren. Elsie is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry; one son, LaMont Dassow; two grandchildren, John Krizenesky and Kevin Bartzen; three sisters and seven brothers.

Funeral services to celebrate Elsie’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Kohler with the Rev. Robert Steele officiating. Interment will take place in Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls on Tuesday, June 14, from 4-7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.

A memorial fund has been established in Elsie’s name. For online condolences and additional information, please visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is assisting Elsie’s family with arrangements.

Elsie’s family would like to give special thanks to Edie Krizenesky and the staff at Cedar Grove Gardens for their wonderful care and compassion.

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