Obituary for Elaine Plank Halpaus

Elaine Halpaus, age 77 of Northfield, passed away Tuesday afternoon, February 12, 2019, at the Care Center of the Northfield Retirement Community. Elaine Marie Plank Halpaus was born January 26, 1942, in Wabasha, Minnesota, to Herbert and Delores (Eastman) Plank. She was raised on a farm near Lake City and attended country school. Following her education she stayed a home and helped her mother raise the family. On November 30, 1968, Elaine married Eugene Halpaus. They later divorced. Elaine remained in Lake City until moving to Northfield in 2015. Elaine enjoyed baking, playing cards, crafts, camping, puzzles, animals, and just […]

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Elaine Halpaus, age 77 of Northfield, passed away Tuesday afternoon, February 12, 2019, at the Care Center of the Northfield Retirement Community.

Elaine Marie Plank Halpaus was born January 26, 1942, in Wabasha, Minnesota, to Herbert and Delores (Eastman) Plank. She was raised on a farm near Lake City and attended country school. Following her education she stayed a home and helped her mother raise the family. On November 30, 1968, Elaine married Eugene Halpaus. They later divorced. Elaine remained in Lake City until moving to Northfield in 2015.

Elaine enjoyed baking, playing cards, crafts, camping, puzzles, animals, and just being active. She was kind, caring, friendly, feisty and loved her family dearly.

Survivors include her son & daughter-in-law, Michael and Paula Plank of Northfield; 3 grandchildren, Bradley (Amanda) Plank of Appleton, Wisconsin, Matthew Plank (Mandy Kremer) of Northfield, Megan (Josh) Keppers of Northfield; 4 great-grandchildren, Grace, Benjamin, Christian and Luca; 5 sisters, Nancy O’Flaherty of Wabasha, Shirley Meincke, Sharon (Robert) Henning, Kathy Roberts, all of Lake City, Charlotte Plank of Northfield; 4 brothers, Raymond Plank and John (Janet) Plank of Lake City, James Plank of Kasson, Ron (Sue) Plank of Northfield. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Marilyn Plank and Carol Plank of Lake City; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by 4 sisters Ellen, Lois, Virginia and Dorothy, and 4 brothers Marvin, Eugene, Kenny and Francis.

Services will be at11:00AM, Monday, February 18, 2019, at First United Church of Christ in Northfield. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. A reception will follow.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Funeral

February 18, 2019 - 11:00 AM


Visitation One Hour Before Service
First United Church of Christ
300 Union St Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

5 Comments

  1. Loretta Brown

    She will be missed by a lot of family members she was like a aunt to me I hope I can come to the vistion

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  2. Wendy

    Sorry for ur loss I am really missing her I just told my mom
    I want to call her but I can’t I won’t be able to go to the funeral but my spirit is with and I love her and will miss her very much

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  3. Darin Grobe

    I will miss you alot I love you aunt elaine rip

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  4. JEAN A RILEY

    I am gone miss you Elaine

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  5. Charlotte

    I well miss her I was with her every day she was my friend not only sister I love her so much

    Reply

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