Elaine Griesmann, age 90, of Glencoe, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society in Waconia.
Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment following at First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held Monday, October 7, 2019, from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota, and will continue one hour prior the service at the church on Tuesday.
Elaine Dorothy (Bandemer) Griesmann was born July 22, 1929 in Glencoe, MN, to Arthur and Mathilda Bandemer. She was baptized and confirmed in her faith at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. She received her education at Country School District #53 for grades 1 to 3, First Evangelical Parochial School and graduated Glencoe High School on May 27, 1947.
She was united in marriage to Edward Griesmann at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe on November 1, 1952. Ed and Elaine shared 57 years together until Ed’s death in 2009. The marriage was blessed with three children, Gail, Guy and Kim. Elaine lived in Glencoe until 2016 when she moved to Auburn Meadows in Waconia, MN.
Elaine was an employee of the Light and Power Commission, Glencoe, MN. She worked there for 47 years and retired on January 28, 1994 as their office controller.
In her youth, Elaine was an active 4-H member for 10 years and adult leader for 15 years of the Glencoe Pioneers 4-H Club. As a 4-H member, she gave champion State Fair demonstrations, was selected style queen in the McLeod County Style Show and participated in the 4-H Style Show at the Minnesota State Fair. In 1948, she represented Minnesota at the Youth Foundation Camp in Shelby, Michigan for her leadership abilities in 4-H work in the state of Minnesota.
Elaine and her husband were charter members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe. She served as both the church’s historian and church’s guild historian for over 50 years. She also served as secretary and treasurer numerous times. Elaine was a life member at the VFW Auxiliary Post #5102. She served as an election judge for the City of Glencoe Precinct 3 for 9 years.
Elaine enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, crewel embroidery, and working in her flower garden.
Elaine passed away on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society in Waconia, MN at the age of 90 years.
Elaine is survived by;
Children, Gail Johnson (husband Alan) Geneva, IL,
Guy Griesmann (wife Laurie) Oronoco, MN,
Kim Griesmann (wife Marie) Eden Prairie, MN,
Grandchildren, Sara Schmidt (husband Anton) of North Branch, MN,
Daniel Griesmann, Rochester, MN,
Jeana Griesmann, Chaska, MN;
Great Granddaughter, Amelie Schmidt, North Branch, MN;
Sister-in-law, Sue Griesmann, Chicago, IL;
Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, her parents, Arthur and Mathilda Bandemer, her brother and sister-in-law, Hillard and Norma Bandemer; sisters-in-law Dorthy Doruff, Ann Griesmann, Vera Griesmann, Dorothy Griesmann, and Viola Griesmann; and brothers-in-law Fred, John, Henry, Casper, Charles and George Griesmann and Edward Doruff.