Elsie J. Semanik

22 avril 19387 juin 2021

Elsie J. Semanik 1938-2021

Elsie J. Semanik of Thayer passed away on Monday, June 7, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She was born on April 22, 1938, the youngest of five children born to Joseph and Agnes Elko Semanik.

Elsie spent the majority of her professional career at Illinois Bell. She was currently serving as clerk for the Auburn Township. She was also a member of Sacred Heart Church in Virden.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings, sisters Mary Rolando and Elizabeth Semanik, and brothers Joe and John Semanik. She is survived by two nieces, Kristie (Tommy) Schroeder of St. Cloud, Florida, Pam Semanik (Rowland ‘Bing” Chang) of Oak Park, a nephew, Joe (Janet) Semanik of Springfield, and four great-nephews.

A life celebration will be held at a later date. Her remains have been donated to medical science. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donors’ choice.


  • Celebration of Life at a later date


Elsie J. Semanik


Carol Anderson

13 juin , 2021

Our neighbor for 16 years, a great friend, our prayers and thoughts go out to the family. Will miss our backyard chats. Love.

Cindy Welch

11 juin , 2021

So sorry to hear about Elsie. I worked with her at Illinois Bell for several years. I enjoyed her humor and knowledge.
RIP friend 🙏

Ellen Ahrens

11 juin , 2021

I worked for and with Elsie many years. She was a caring and kind person. She was always very giving to others. She cared about her co-workers, her community, her neighbors, and friends.
She was devoted to her family and cared about them. And of course her cats.
I loved seeing her at the grocery store and catching up with what was happening in our lives. She has definitely left her footprints in the sand.
Prayers to family.

Pamela Semanik

10 juin , 2021

Aunt Elsie never missed an opportunity to be present at our graduations, confirmations, first communions, or life celebrations. She was the 'fashionable aunt' who could sew the latest trends and always looked like she arrived fresh from the runway. Her gift-wrapping and musical talents were family legend. But her passion for animal protection, public service and being a good neighbor are what defined her as a most distinctive person. Heaven gained another angel this week!

Beth Kiel

9 juin , 2021

Elsie was one of the kindest and most ambitious people I have ever known. She was a great neighbor, friend, and role model.