Elsa BarryElsa Barry, 104, formerly of Bismarck, died on January 13, 2013, at Elm Crest Nursing Home in New Salem, ND.
Elsa Othelia Kutz was born to Adolf and Amelia (Boehlke) Kutz on Feb. 14, 1908, near Sykeston, ND. Elsa attended high school in Sykeston and worked at Corson's General Store. She enjoyed Saturday night dances, doing the Charleston, and riding in a Model-T. When she was 21, she went to Wisconsin to help her sister and then moved to Chicago. She met Theodore Barry on a blind date, and they married on Feb. 10, 1932. Elsa affectionately referred to her husband as Barry, and they were passionate about each other and their life together. They had two children, Sheila Lee and Theodore Ward (Ted) Barry Jr.