Elma M. Hesselman, age 90, of Mondovi, passed away on Tuesday, September 25 at Mayo Health System, Luther Campus.
Elma was born on August 1, 1923 in Mondovi, the only child born to Stanley “S.B.” and Inga (Peterson) Lockwood.
On May 14, 1944, Elma was united in marriage to the love of her life, James H. “Harley” Hesselman. To this union, three children were born. Harley preceded Elma in death on April 8, 2013.
She and her husband were the third generation owners of Mondovi Telephone Company.
Elma, who lived in several different cities in both Wisconsin and Arizona had a fond place in her heart for her hometown of Mondovi.
Knowing Elma, one would remember the devotion and love she showed to her husband and children. Also, her no nonsense straight forward personality, you always knew where you stood with her. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed big band music.
Elma will ultimately be remembered for being a classy lady that had a gracious and giving heart.
Elma is survived by her three children, Jean Rae Bauer of Bethany, MO, James L. (Holly) of Mondovi and John of Glenwood Springs, CO; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sister in law, Susan (Jim) Lenz of Neenah.
Besides her parents, Elma was preceded in death by her husband, Harley and her grandson, Brett Bauer.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 30 at 5:00 PM at the Talbot Family Funeral Home, Mondovi chapel with Pastor Dale Engen officiating. A memorial gathering will be held on Monday from 3:00 PM until the hour of the service at the funeral home.
Online memories or condolences may be sent to www.talbotfuneralhomes.com.