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September 19, 1959 – Friday, November 21, 2014

Service Information
Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
10:00 AM

Griffith, Josephine Elizalde, age 55, of Buffalo, passed away unexpectedly and went home to the Lord on Friday, November 21, 2014.

Josie was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend who loved to share smiles and laughter with all she met. We’re so thankful that someone who grew up half-way around the world, was introduced to our family, and touched the lives of so many. She worked at Carlson Co. for 13 years, as a tech support agent, and put her heart into the job every day.

Survived by her husband of 26 years, Randy; daughters Paula (Shane Gurek) and Michelle; grandchild, Sofia; siblings, Joey, Ed, Noel, Tess, and Malou; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other family
and many friends.

A celebration of Josie’s life will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, MN on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to service, with lunch to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials

Serving the family…The Peterson Chapel

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Heidi Dondelinger

    Randy, Michelle, and Family,
    Our deepest condolences go out to all of you. Josie was an amazing woman who was always there cheering on whatever game she was watching Michelle in. We always looked forward to seeing and chatting with her at the softball games and she will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.
    Joe, Heidi, Tristina, Sammi and Brandon

  2. Jennine Moran

    Randy and family; So sorry to hear of Josie’s passing. My heart and prayers go out to you all. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her even briefly, what an amazing lady.
    Buffalo Dialysis

  3. Kathy Skala

    Randy, Michelle, and Josie’s entire family,
    Words seem inadequate when there has been such a tremendous loss. Though I only knew Josie for a few years, I immediately recognized what a beautiful soul she was. Her love for her family knew no bounds, and she was so, so proud of her children and her husband. Josie was one of the most positive, cheerful, and giving people I have ever had the privilege of working with. I will miss chatting with her, and hearing about Michelle’s sports. This world won’t be quite as bright, knowing that Josie has gone Home. With friendship and deepest sympathy,
    Kathy Skala

  4. Kirsti Hein

    Randy and Michelle,
    So saddened to hear of Josie’s passing. She was such a wonderful person. I LOVED to hear her laughter when Annika and Michelle were playing softball back our days living in Buffalo. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Kirsti, Kelly, Annika, Bailey and Cooper Hein

  5. Missy henson

    Randy and Michelle;
    Our thought and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Josie was a wonderful person whose personality radiated joy out to all who knew her.
    The great memories of cheering and visiting together at basketball and softball games will live on forever.
    Love the Henson’s – Jason, Missy, Chelsey and Maddy

  6. Jim Larson

    Randy and all of Josie’s family;
    I wish to express my most sincere sympathy and condolences to you on the loss of Josie. I can’t even pretend to imagine the sadness and grief you are experiencing. I do know that your strong faith and God’s grace along with your friends, family, co-workers and faith community will provide you with the comfort and strength in this most difficult time.

  7. Marsha Eull

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I know that Josie has had a lot of health problems in the last year and also suffered with the loss of her son. She was such a caring person. She will be missed.


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