Elaine E. Sather, 95, of Sauk Rapids and formerly of Franklin, passed away Sunday, Nov.17, 2013, at St. Cloud Hospital. Services will be held at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Sauk Rapids at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2013, preceded by visitation at 9 a.m. At 2:30 p.m., visitation will be held at St. Luke’s Lutheran in Franklin, followed by a graveside service at 4 p.m. at Hauge’s Cemetery, Central Lutheran Church, rural Franklin.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls, MN. Guest Book is available at nelsonmartinfuneralservices.com.
Memorials are preferred to one of her two churches or to LCMS Disaster Relief for typhoon aid to the Philippines, which Elaine visited and loved.
Elaine Elenora Sather was born April 22, 1918, in Crandon, South Dakota, to Edwin and Emma (Meinert) Harmening. After losing their farm during the 1930s Dust Bowl, they moved to Cobden, MN. To help rebuild the family livelihood, Elaine worked as a hired girl in the area and as a waitress in...