Elaine H. Grack, age 82, of Glencoe, Minnesota, wife of Willard, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at her home in Glencoe.
Funeral Service will be held Friday, June 3, 2022, 11:00 A.M. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with interment following at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 2, 2022, from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Elaine Helen Grack was born on October 4, 1939, in New Auburn Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Ernst and Helen (Helmold) Brelje. Elaine was baptized as an infant on October 22, 1939, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 29, 1953, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. She received her education in Glencoe, and was a graduate of the Glencoe High School Class of 1957.
On June 18, 1957, Elaine was united in marriage to Willard Grack at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. This marriage was blessed with three children, Eileen, Sandra, and Ronald. Elaine and Willard made their home in Glencoe. They shared 64 years of marriage.
Elaine was employed at Starkey, Telex, and Strutwear. She was a member of the New Auburn VFW Auxiliary. Elaine was also a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Elaine enjoyed sewing and embroidery, gardening, listening to polka music, and cooking. She was known for her apple bars and homemade potato salad. Elaine especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.
Elaine passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at her home in Glencoe, at the age of 82 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Elaine is survived by her:
Husband, Willard Grack of Glencoe, MN;
Children, Eileen Horton and her husband, Keith of Glencoe, MN,
Sandy “Sam” Grack of Glencoe, MN,
Ronald Grack and his wife, Cheri of Glencoe, MN;
Grandchildren, Melissa Schlechter and her husband Jamie, Brandon Horton and his wife, Rachel, Brianna Horton, Josh Grack and his fiancé, Jessica Brusven, Kristen Grack and her significant other, Brandon Mathews, Kaitlyn Brenhaug and her husband, Mitchell;
Great-Grandchildren, Dylan Schlechter, Madelyn Schlechter, William Horton, Erin Horton, Irene Mathews;
Siblings, Edgar Brelje and his wife, Charleen of Glencoe, MN,
Arnie Brelje and his wife, Marian of Osakis, MN,
Leona Shore of Mound, MN,
Irene Nelson of Waconia, MN;
Many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Elaine is preceded in death by her Parents, Ernst and Helen Brelje; Siblings, Clara Brelje (in infancy), Allen Brelje; Son-in-law, Ron Martin.
Bonnie Hahn says
Eileen and Sandy,
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your whole family.
Margaret Koester says
Sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Janet (Beich) Hall says
Eileen and Sam,
So very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom, Deepest sympathies.
Norma Michaelis says
Sending condolences to the family of Elaine. We were childhood friends and lived in the same neighborhood. We rode the bus together and also went to First Luth School. I have good memories of her Brelje family.
Sincerely, Norma Mackenthun Michaelis
Pat Trocke says
Sam, thinking of you & sending my sympathy.
ANGELINE Dolezal says
Ron, Cheri and famil, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, deepest sympathies
Corinne Eiden says
Sorry for your loss. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.
Elmer and Yvonne says
So sorry for your loss, Willard and family. May God give you His peace and comfort,