Elaine Adeline Andersen, 93, of Waseca died on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Lake Shore Inn in Waseca.

Elaine Adeline Andersen,  93, of Waseca died on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Lake Shore Inn in Waseca.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 13, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s “Bell” Lutheran Church in Le Sueur County with Rev. Russ Grabau officiating.Burial  followed at Sakatah Cemetery in Waterville.  

Visitation was held on Tuesday, one hour before services at the church.  

Born on December 31, 1922 in Le Sueur County, she was the daughter of Albert and Rose (Michael) Oelke.  She was baptized on February 18, 1923 and confirmed April 5, 1936 at St. Peter’s “Bell” Lutheran Church. She attended school at St. Peter’s Parochial School and in rural Le Sueur County. Elaine married Wenzel Andersen on December 26, 1948 at St. Peter’s “Bell” Lutheran Church. They lived for many years in the Clarkfield area where she worked as a homemaker.  Elaine enjoyed cooking, crocheting and crafts.   She was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church in Clarkfield and currently was a member of St. Peter’s “Bell” Lutheran Church.

She is survived by one son, Robert (Marie) Andersen of Waseca; two grandchildren; and one great grandson.  She is also survived by one niece, Marilyn (LeRoy) McCollum of Cleveland.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 2010; and one sister, Marvel (Harold) Schmidtke.

Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services of Waseca is handling arrangements. dennisfuneralhomes.com

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Peter’s “Bell” Lutheran Church Access Fund.