Elizabeth May Antonsen

August 26, 1936September 11, 2013
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On September 11, 2013, ELIZABETH MAY ANTONSEN (nee Schempp) passed away. She is the beloved wife of the late Ralph Henry Antonsen, III; loving mother of Erik Johan Antonsen, Steven Ramsey Antonsen, Elaina Maria Antonsen, Evelyn Michele Antonsen, and the late Laura Nancy Antonsen; cherished grandmother of Christopher John Puchon, Steven Ramsey Antonsen, Jr., Ashley Elizabeth Antonsen, and Wilhelmina Rosamond Antonsen; dear sister of Henry, Julia, and the late Alfred, Harry, Danny and Timmy. She will be greatly missed by her many friends, relatives and anyone who knew her.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, September 15 from 3-5 & 7-9PM at WITZKE FUNERAL HOMES, INC.; 5555 Twin Knolls Road; Columbia, MD 21045; where a funeral service will be celebrated at 11AM, Monday, September 16. Interment to follow in Columbia Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 15, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, September 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 16, 2013

Elizabeth May Antonsen

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April McGettigan

September 16, 2013

I am very sorry to hear of your mom passing away. She was such a wonderful lady. She was so kind to everyone. She will be missed very much. My thoughts and prayers to the entire Antonsen Family.

Kathy Bovard

September 13, 2013

Our deepest sympathies on the death of your mother and our niece and nephew's grandmother. We will always remember "Nanny Liz" and her kind and generous spirit. Never without a smile when we saw her, she was always gracious and so proud of all of her children and grandchildren. She has earned a place in heaven. Love, Kathy, Dick, Katie and Gracie Bovard

Jill Bailey

September 13, 2013

Dear Antonsen Family,

I am very sad to hear about your mom (Lizzy) passing. Your Mom truly had a big heart and took to anyone that needed to sit and talk or just give ‘em a hug. Many, many nights were spent in your house. Thanks so much for sharing her with us and know she is now with your Dad and Laura having a grand time!

"Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there... I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow...
I am the diamond glints on snow...
I am the sunlight on ripened grain...
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you waken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of gentle birds in circling flight...
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry—
I am not there... I did not die..."

Warmest Regards, Jill Bailey

Pam Puchon

September 13, 2013

I am truly saddened by your mom's passing. She was an amazing person. She was always so kind and welcomed everyone into her heart and home. Her passing will leave a void in so many lives but the memories will always remain in our hearts.

Wishing you peace to find comfort and courage to face the days ahead.