Elsa Nystrom Raushi

Posted at 4:44 PM on May 31, 2016

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Mrs. Elsa Nystrom Raushi, 86, of Statesville, died Monday, May 30, 2016 at the Gordon Hospice House. Born February 5, 1930 in Rockford, Illinois and she was a daughter of the late Himer Nystrom and Elsa Rustand Nystrom.

Mrs. Raushi was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Troutman and was an avid quilter. She held a Masters Degree from Syracuse University and taught nursing at the college level.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond Raushi, a son, Steve Raushi and his wife, Sandy and a daughter, Elaine Raushi and her husband, Peter Mascari.

Services celebrating Mrs. Raushi’s life will be conducted at 2 P.M. Saturday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Troutman with Pastor Dieter W. Punt officiating.

Condolences may be sent online to the family to www.nicholsonfunerals.com . Memorials may be given to Hospice & Palliative Care Of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, N.C. 28625 or to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 225 Morgan St., Troutman, N.C. 28166. Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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