Raymond Elsbernd

Raymond William Elsbernd April 2, 1917 to March 26, 2006 Preceded in rest by his beloved wife of 60 years of marriage, Dona. Father of William, Joseph and Diane; father-in-law to Margaret and Avelina; grandfather of Sara, Matthew, Sean, and Meghann; son of Joseph and Clara Wieber Elsbernd; son-in-law of Mildred and Tom Arbulich and Lloyd Sidle; brother of Alvina, Hilda, Ida, Olivia, Midred, Marcella, Leonard and MaryAnn; brother-in-law of Rosemary and Isma; uncle of many nieces and nephews; cousin to many more. Native of Crosby, ND. Raised in Blackfoot, ID and a resident of San Francisco since 1944. Member of St. Paul's parish in his long-time home since 1952. Award-winning farmer of Idaho potatoes, cantor in his boyhood church, professional baseball player, longtime employee and supervisor at Alameda Naval Air Station, championship bowler, accomplished bartender, skilled in all work he put his hand to and extensive remodeler of his own home and landscaper of his garden. Devoted always to his wife Dona in their deep love. Dedicated and sacrificing for his family as children and adults, a good neighbor, devout in prayer, an entertaining host in company, a respectful friend to all he met. We love him and Mom and are grateful for the influence of their prayers in the past and yet to come. We look forward to seeing them again in God's grace. We are thankful for Crossroads Hospice and Home Instead for their care during Dad's illness since February and to Dr. Christopher Ziola, his physician, and Mary Halligan, his caring Hospice nurse. We are grateful for the prayers and support of the people of St. Paul's and St. John the Evangelist's parishes, many friends, and Dad's neighbors past and present, and Delgados, the Jordans and the Cooks. Most especially we are grateful for the consolation of the most holy rosary shared by Mom and Dad all these years.