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Elsie Diesel, age 96, died Monday, April 17, 2017 in Muskegon. She was born December 18, 1920 in Grand Haven to the late Cornelius and Aaltjie (VanDenBrand) DeGram. Elsie worked for the Selective Service during WWII and then at Star Watch Case in Ludington until retirement. Elsie was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Grand Haven, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Red Hats. Living most of her adult life in Ludington, Elsie was an avid golfer, enjoyed bowling, gardening, hiking and generally being outdoors. Elsie is survived by daughter Katherine Klein of Grand Rapids, son, Roger (Yvonne) Diesel of Muskegon, sister Jennie Wiebenga, and brothers Delbie and Leo DeGram, all of Grand Haven. A very proud Mother and Grandmother of five generations, Elsie is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by daughters, Mary Alice Hill, Joanne Diesel and son Robert Diesel, brothers John, Art and Gerrit DeGram, and longtime friend, George Hillman. Memorial services will be held May 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 527 Taylor Ave., Grand Haven, MI.