Ellie Moosbrugger

April 6, 1931April 24, 2021

Ellie Moosbrugger flew to the arms of Jesus on April 24, 2021. Born in Girard, PA on April 6, 1931. Her parents were Ernest F. and Elsie A Lafine. She graduated from Rice Ave Union High School Girard, Pa. Ellie always loved music; it was always her life. She played the trumpet in the marching and pop band for 4 years and held the first chair many times. She was also in the high school chorus. She met Walter, the love of her life, at a skating rink in Erie, PA. They got married June 30, 1951. Ellie followed Walter to TX where he served in the Air Force for 4 years. They then moved to Miami, FL and opened and operated a bakery for 18 years. In the mid 70's, they then moved to Winter Haven, sold real estate, and opened another Bakery.

Ellie and Walter worked with several real estate brokers for over 40 years, and the last company being Keller Williams in which they were the beloved grandparents to all.

Throughout her life, Ellie held offices in several organizations She was the president of Lions Club Women Auxiliary in Miami, Fl. She is a member of Heartland Church, Winter Haven. She was a Sunday School teacher, a choir member for 70 years, coordinator of Widow’s Lyft at Heartland Church, and participated in a cancer support group.

Preceded in death by husband Walter Moosbrugger. They were married for 68 years. She is survived by her children: Debbie Young (Jim) Maryville, TN, Kathy Miller (Ed) Winter Haven, FL, Danny Moosbrugger (Bobbi) Winter Haven, FL, David Moosbrugger Austin (Corey) Vero Beach, FL, and Dennis Moosbrugger (Jennifer) Vero Beach, FL. Sister Alice Stephens Navarre, Fl. Nine Grandchildren and three great children.

Ellie was an amazing mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend, confidant, and Christian. She was beloved by everyone she met. She will truly be missed by her family, friends, and the communities she served. She and Walter are finally together again baking cookies and watching over all of us. A Celebration of Life Service and a Gathering of Friends and Family is scheduled for Saturday, May 1st at Heartland Church 225 Ave B NW Winter Haven, FL.

The Gathering is from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and Ellie’s Celebration of Life Service starts at 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Daniel Moosbrugger officiating.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, May 1, 2021


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Bobbie Dodson

May 2, 2021

We are so sorry for your family loss. We moved to Florida several years ago and happened to have Ellie for our realtor. We have no idea how it happened, but she and Walter took us under their wings and we became friends instead of clients. We went to eat, they at our house and us at theirs and out many places. They were each others rocks in life. We were so glad we could get to see them both in Nov of 1918. Ellie would ask why we left the beautiful town of Lititz PA and I would say SNOW! When out to eat one would get a dinner and the other a bowl of Old Harry's place famous French onion soup, they would eat half and then switch. And we would laugh!! Ellie would show me her collection of dolls and the tree she decorated for all different seasons. Walter showed us the picture of the United States ship named the Moosebrugger. I still have a picture she gave me of a cloud that looks like an angel on my frig. I am so glad we got to know and love them. Bob and Bobbie Dodson

Kathleen Coryell Raasch

May 1, 2021

So much of the Best times of my childhood involved Ellie. She always made me feel like one of the family. So blessed to have known her as well as all the family. Will never forget those summers by the pool. I hope she's loving heaven with Walter.