Elaine Studelska, 79, Grafton, Wis.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Elaine Louise (Olson) Studelska Sr., 79, was called to eternal leave on the morning of April 11, 2008. She leaves with us happiness, joy, and loving memories of 79 years of productive life.

She was born Sept. 19, 1928.

Elaine&8217;s top priority in life was the care of her family and her enduring religious faith and commitment.

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Elaine leaves her immediate family: husband Norbert Sr.; children Victoria Studelska and husband Jon (Withey) of Chicago, Norbert Jr. Studelska and wife Gina of Grafton, Wis., Veronica Studelska and husband Gary (Leistikow) of Erin, Wis., Michael Studelska and wife Marybeth of Grafton, Wis., Elaine Jr. Bohan and husband Jim of Grafton, Wis., and Maria Mielach and husband Peter of Mequon, Wis. Elaine&8217;s loving grandchildren are Devin and Britten Withey, Elliott and April Leistikow, Dustin and Madeline Studelska, Alex, Gabriana and Carlie Studelska, Samantha and Elyse Mielach, and Chase Bohan. Elaine was preceded in death by her son, Nick.

Elaine is further survived by several brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Her living sisters are Darlene Krause of North St. Paul; Joan Shafer and husband Bill of West Union, Iowa; Linda Williamson and husband Ed of Glenville, Iowa; Patricia Hintz and husband Thomas of Albert Lea; Susan Robinette and husband John of Maple Grove. Living brothers are Bob Olson and wife Regis of Albert Lea; Roger Olson and wife Marlene of Albert Lea; Lewis Olson and wife Jan of Albert Lea; and Larry Olson and wife Lanette of Clarks Grove. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Bernice (Knutson) Olson of Albert Lea; and four sisters, Kathleen Olson, Beverly Baller,

Harrett Potter, and Karen Hanson, and one brother Richard Olson.

Along with her family and religion, Elaine was a Norwegian art and needlework prize winner, a specialist in Nordic cooking, and an avid bowler. She was an ardent follower of school activities in which her children and grandchildren participated. Elaine was responsible for six Eagle Scouts, three sons and three grandsons.

A Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m.Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Grafton. Interment was in the church cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Boy Scout Troop 840 Studelska Memorial Fund, the Grafton Community Scholarship Fund, or St. Joseph Catholic Church Memorial Fund are appreciated.