Elaine Struck, 1932-2019

Published 1:00 am Thursday, October 17, 2019

Funeral service for Elaine Struck, 87, of Albert Lea will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1101 U.S. Highway 69 in Albert Lea. The Rev. Mark Boorsma will officiate. Burial will be at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in rural Myrtle. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Ascension Lutheran Church and also one hour prior to the service Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayveiwfuneral.com.

Elaine Struck

Elaine Pearl Struck passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at Bancroft Creek Estates at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Elaine was born Jan. 18, 1932, to Clarence and Lenore (Becker) Will. She attended District No. 77 school.

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On Nov. 24, 1950, Elaine married Duane Struck at Bethlehem Lutheran parsonage. Together they raised their family and farmed. After raising her family, she worked at Good Samaritan Society for several years. She was in the laundry department and then moved to housekeeping. After retiring from Good Samaritan, she did day care in her home.

Elaine was skilled at many things. She made greeting cards, quilted and had a marvelous garden. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, watching the Minnesota Twins and spending time with family and friends — especially her precious grandchildren.

Before moving to Albert Lea, Elaine was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Once they moved, Elaine and Duane joined Ascension Lutheran Church, where she was an active member in the women’s group and working at many church events.

Elaine is survived by her children LeAnn (Rick) Zerck of Albert Lea, Larry (Debbie) of Twin Lakes and Lola (John) Evans of Albert Lea; grandchildren Brad (Jessi) of Myrtle, Kristin (Rick) Rice of Glenville, Wayne Zerck of Fargo, North Dakota, Misty of Rochester, Nicole (Justin) Rohe of Woodbury, Kammi (Tyson) Werner of West Des Moines, Iowa, Adam (Jodi) Evans of Coon Rapids and Tim (Amanda) Evans of Hopkins; great-grandchildren Collin, Ele and Sophie, Abel and Owen Rohe, Micah Werner, Chloe, Olivia and Eli Guthrie and Evelyn Evans; brother, Dennis (Kathryn) Will; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by husband, Duane; parents Clarence and Lenore; brothers Hillis and Glen; stillborn granddaughter, baby Zerck; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Ruby and Kermit Ringoen; niece, Lori Rickard; nephews Ronald, Marvin and Bob Ringoen.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff for their outstanding care at Bancroft Creek Estates and Albert Lea Hospice.