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On May 15th, 2013 Elmer joined his beloved wife Violet (nee Blomstrand) in eternal rest. Loving father of Elizabeth (David) Thrun and Laura (Kevin) Bloss. Proud and devoted grandfather of Benjamin, Faith, and William Thrun. Fond brother of the late Louise (Edwin) Fischer, the late Howard J., and the late Elizabeth (Ernest) Erickson. Retired U.S. Navy. Elmer was an active member of the Masonic Fraternity. He was a Past Master of Parkway Lodge #1008 A.F. & A.M. in 1958 and a current member of King Oscar Lodge #855 and St. Cecilia Lodge #865. Memorial Service Sunday May 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m, Service at 3.p.m., at Olson Burke/Sullivan Funeral and Cremation Center, 6467-77 N. Northwest Highway (one block noth of Devon), Chicago IL 60631. Private inurnment at Abraham Lincoln Nation Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Illinois Masonic Childrens Home 441 S. 9th ave La Grange, Illinois 60525 or the Masonic Assistance Program, Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital 836 West Wellington Chicago, Illinois 60657.