Courtney Dawn Elsbernd

Nov 10, 2019
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10:30 AM November 23, 2019 Mass of the Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church


4:00 - 7:00 PM November 22, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home with a 7:00 PM Vigil Service.

There will be a memory book to share your memories. Please bring a memory of Courtney to share with us.


Walker Cemetery in Walker.



Courtney Dawn Elsbernd, 27, of Waterloo, died Sunday, November 10, 2019.

She was born November 28, 1991, in Waterloo, daughter of Shawn D. and Karen M. Showers Elsbernd. Courtney graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 2010.

She worked at VGM in HomeLink for five years.

Courtney liked to read and knit. She loved animals, spending time with her family and friends, and playing games such as cards and board games.

Courtney is survived by her parents of Waterloo; one brother, Cory Elsbernd of Denver‚ CO; paternal grandparents, Daniel and Cheryl Elsbernd of Walker; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.

She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Leonard and Catherine Showers; paternal great-grandparents, Clifford and Lola McKinley; maternal great-grandparents, Lon and Jennie Showers; and paternal great-grandparents, Herman and Erna Elsbernd.

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  1. Sue Quam | Nov 21, 2019
    My heart aches for your loss.  Such a beautiful person now in peace and in God's arms.  Stay strong in your faith and someday we will all understand our purpose on earth.   Keep your memories close to your heart.  
  2. Margaret Howard | Nov 21, 2019

    My deepest of sympathies to the family and friends of Courtney.  I always enjoyed speaking with Courtney on the phone or through email when she was assigned to assist with my supply orders.  She always had such a cheerful tone and pleasant attitude and was always willing to help.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


  3. Pat Cole | Nov 21, 2019

    Shawn, Karen, and Cory,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter and sister.  I will say a prayer for you during this difficult time.

    A former Boy Scout office worker,


  4. Hawkeye Caramazza | Nov 21, 2019

    Sean, Karen and Family,

    My heart is broken for you.  I hope memories, love and support from your friends and family will give you comfort at this time.  We will be thinking of you all in our family's prayers.

  5. Nikki | Nov 17, 2019
    Courtney was a sweet young lady. I had the pleasure of knowing her when we worked together at HGS. Even though we knew each other briefly she had an impact of methat i had not forgotten. I am sorry for your loss. 
  6. Heidi Bodensteiner | Nov 15, 2019
    My sincere condolences to Courtney’s family and friends for your loss.  Courtney was a kind and loving person, and the world was a brighter place for having Courtney in it.
  7. Brent Hanson | Nov 15, 2019

    All of us at VGM Homelink want to extend our deepest sympathies to Courtney's family.  She was a beloved, respected and important part of our family.  We will greatly miss her.  We know that God will have a special place for Courtney.


    May God rest her soul.

  8. Lynds Loy | Nov 14, 2019

    To Karen, Shawn and Cory,

    There are so many words to use when thinking of Courtney and all of who she was and yet so few to try and tell you how sorry we are for the loss of her.  

    Simply know we are here, thinking of you, praying for you and, Courtney, you are missed terribly and yet we have to know you are at peace and free from worry.  Love you always as my neighborhood friend and caretaker of my pets  and most of all my daughter's friend from childhood on up..filled with memories..

  9. Audra Andrew | Nov 14, 2019
    Courtney and I grew up together. I have countless memories l, from girl scouts, to shopping, to slumber parties. Iremember running back and forth to your house. I rememeber going to proms with you and graduating with you.We were always friends Courtney and you will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for the light youbrought all of us when you were here. You are always in my heart. My prayers to all of your family and friends. You blessed so many and are now at peace, my sweet friend. XOXOXOXO
  10. Janet Martinson | Nov 14, 2019
    So very sorry for your loss.  I met Courtney several times over the years.  She was a good friend of my niece, Audra.  She I know they had many good times together.  My thoughts are with you. 
  11. Erin Jeffries | Nov 14, 2019

    Karen, I’m so very sorry for your loss. You & your family are in my prayers. 


  12. Joan and Joe Meany | Nov 13, 2019
    Our sincere thoughts and prayers for Courtney’s family. She & our daughter at danced together at Ebetino studio.
  13. Mim Baker | Nov 13, 2019

    To Courtney's parents, Cory, and family,

    My deepest sympathy to you. Courtney was in my 5th grade class at Orchard Hill.  I remember her sweet smile. May memories of happy times give you peace.  God Bless You.

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