Elaine Alsleben, age 88, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 2:00 P.M. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment following at the Glencoe City Cemetery in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2015, from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Elaine Alice (Tonn) Alsleben was born on July 12, 1927, in Bergen Township, Lester Prairie, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Ewald and Emma (Schuette) Tonn. Elaine was baptized as an infant on July 24, 1927, by Rev. J.A. Schert at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, Minnesota, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on June 9, 1940, by Rev. G. Schmidt at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton, Minnesota. She received her education at the Parochial School in Brownton.
On October 14, 1945, Elaine was united in marriage to Willard Alsleben by Rev. G. Schmidt at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton, Minnesota. The couple made their home on a farm in rural Arlington from 1949 to 1981, where you would find Elaine working right beside her husband with the day to day farm chores. Willard and Elaine’s marriage was blessed with four children, Larry, Wayne, Arlys and Leon. They shared over 62 years of marriage before Willard passed away in December of 2007.
Elaine was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. She enjoyed quilting, embroidery, cross stitch, dancing, playing harmonica and cards. Perhaps Elaine’s greatest treasure was having all her children living nearby, the highlights of her days were when one of her children would stop in and she could show her love by coaxing them to eat a little something.
Elaine passed away on October 10, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 88 years, 2 months and 28 days.
Blessed be her memory.
Elaine is survived by her:
Children, Larry Alsleben and his wife, Diane, of Glencoe, MN,
Wayne Alsleben and his wife, Janet, of Glencoe, MN,
Arlys Gehlen and her husband, Bob, of Glencoe, MN,
Leon Alsleben and his wife, Diane, of Plato, MN;
Grandchildren, Tamra Rolf (Wade), Teresa Giesen (Andrew), Matthew Alsleben (Amber), Brian Alsleben (Michelle), Jason Alsleben, Josh Gehlen (Tamara), Nick Gehlen (fiancée: Becky Kormanik), Ryan Goebel (Angela), Tony Alsleben (Anna), Beth Adams (Brandon), Tiffany Gordan (Albie), Dawn Bergsholm (Curtis);
Many great grandchildren;
Sisters-In-Law, Bernetta Alsleben of Browton, MN,
Janet Alsleben of Brownton, MN,
Joan Alsleben of Glencoe, MN;
Nephews, Nieces, Other relatives and many friends.
Elaine is preceded in death by her Parents, Ewald and Emma Tonn; Husband, Willard Alsleben; Siblings, Infant twins (girl and boy), Harold Tonn, Raymond Tonn, Clarence Tonn, Evelyn Vollmer; Father and Mother-in-law, August and Alma Alsleben; Brothers and Sisters-in-law, Edna & Ray Streseman, Mabel & George Gehrke, Marvin Alsleben, Willmer Alsleben, LaVerda Tonn, Ed Vollmer.