Elaine Nass, age 86, of Hutchinson, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in the Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 9, 2018, from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and one hour before the service on Saturday at the church.
Elaine Bernice Nass was born on March 30, 1931, in her parents’ home in Cosmos Township, Meeker County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Charles and Ida (Beack) Lietzau. Elaine was baptized as an infant on April 12, 1931, at her home in Cosmos, Minnesota, by Rev. F. Tinge, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on May 7, 1944, at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos, by Rev. E.J. Kaiser. She received her education in Cosmos and Litchfield.
On June 7, 1950, Elaine was united in marriage to Arnold Albert Nass at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos. This marriage was blessed with three sons, Craig, Rick and Randy. Elaine and Arnold resided on Lake Jenny for 20 years, before moving to Hutchinson in 1987. Elaine and Arnold shared 64 years of marriage until Arnold passed away on August 8, 2014.
Along with being a wonderful wife and mother; Elaine also worked outside the home as a sales person at the Ben Franklin Store, S & L, and Steven’s Clothing for several years in Hutchinson. She also worked as a bookkeeper at the Farmers Elevator and at Peace Lutheran Church both in Hutchinson. She retired in 1989. Elaine was a longtime member of Peace Lutheran Church.
Elaine enjoyed playing bridge, knitting, fishing, camping, cooking, baking, and going out to eat with family and friends. She and Arnold also enjoyed spending winters in Tucson, Arizona. She especially cherished visiting and spending time with her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.
When Elaine needed help with her daily care, she became a resident at Harmony River Living Center where she passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, with family by her side, at the age of 86 years. She will be dearly missed by many. Blessed be her memory.
Elaine is survived by her:
Children, Craig Nass and his wife, Dori of Garrison, MN,
Rick Nass and his wife, Stacey of Spicer, MN,
Randy Nass and his wife, Mary of Dassel, MN;
Grandchildren, Alecia Portele and her husband, Ross of Dassel, MN,
Bennett Nass and his wife, Amanda of Shoreview, MN,
Lynsey Nass of Eau Claire, WI,
Isaac Nass of Dassel, MN,
Paul Nass of Dassel, MN;
Great-Grandchildren, Reece Portele and Ayden Portele;
Nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
Elaine is preceded in death by her: Parents, Charles and Ida Lietzau; Spouse, Arnold Nass; Brothers, Clarence (Violet) Lietzau, Harry (Florence) Lietzau, Earl (Ruth) Lietzau; Sisters, Lorene (Nels) Hanson and Verna (Ray) Brede.