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Elli Lydia (Kirsch) Beetz

August 19, 1934 ~ February 15, 2022 (age 87)

Obituary

 

 

Elli Lydia Beetz (nee Kirsch), 87, of Melbourne, Florida, formerly of Columbia Station, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday February 15, 2022 at her residence.  She had resided in Melbourne for the past four years.  She was born in Graudenz, Germany on August 19, 1934.  Being from a strong Christian family, she learned to rely on the Lord at a young age.  At 10, leaning on God’s grace, she helped her mother flee the horrors of war with her three younger siblings.  Persevering through many hardships, she and her family safely escaped to Hamburg, in West Germany, in 1945.  Thankful to God, Elli was active in her evangelical church as a youth.  She learned to sing and play the guitar at a young age, even performing for the congregations of area churches, along with her husband, whom she married in 1956.   In 1962, they immigrated to Cleveland, where she continued to play guitar and sing for her church.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Elyria.  Elli also enjoyed composing songs, gardening and knitting.  She is survived by: her loving husband of 65 years, Juergen; her children, Martina Reid (Don) of Strongsville, Andrea Balogh (Bob) of Wooster, and Simona Custer (Rick) of Melbourne, Florida; her grandchildren, David, Jacqueline, Nathan, Kelly, Meagan, Steven, Joshua, and Holly; and her great-grandchildren, Isaac, Kourtney, Andrew, Emily, Evan, and Owyn.  Elli had a strong love for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and she delighted in her children, her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  A celebration of Elli’s life will be held on Friday February 25, 2022 at Liston Funeral Home, 36403 Center Ridge Road (at Stoney Ridge Rd.), North Ridgeville.  Visitation will be from 11am to 1pm followed by the service at 1pm.  Pastor David Burman from First Baptist Church of Elyria, will officiate.  Burial will be at Columbia Township Cemetery (route 82) in Columbia Station.    

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 25, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Liston Funeral Home
36403 Center Ridge Road
North Ridgeville, OH 44039

Funeral Service
Friday
February 25, 2022

1:00 PM
Liston Funeral Home
36403 Center Ridge Road
North Ridgeville, OH 44039

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