Elaine Wiederhoft, age 79, of Cosmos, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 21, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos.
Interment will be held in the Cosmos Community Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 21, 2018, at Peace Lutheran Church for one hour prior to the service.
Elaine Ardell Wiederhoft was born May 26, 1938, in Melville Township, Renville County, Minnesota, the daughter of Harold and Mabel (Hoff) Herrly. She was baptized at Rosendale United Methodist Church, and confirmed in her faith there on April 15, 1950. Elaine grew up on the family farm in rural Cosmos. She began her education in Litchfield, and transferred to Cosmos. During her school years, Elaine was involved with the Library, Concessions, and F.H.A., and sang with the mixed chorus. She was a member of the first graduating class of the Cosmos High School in 1957.
On September 1, 1957, Elaine was united in marriage to Delbert Wiederhoft in Cosmos. Two children blessed this union, Janelle and Dwight. They farmed near Willmar and west of Cosmos before moving into Cosmos in 1967. Elaine worked as a CNA / TMA at the Cosmos Nursing Home for 37 years. Elaine and Delbert had shared nearly 40 years of marriage when Delbert passed away on April 4, 1997. Elaine continued living in Cosmos until the last few years when she moved into Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Elaine and Delbert helped organize the Cosmos Rod and Gun Club, and they ran the Black Powder Club. They helped build the Wildlife Park, and started the Wildlife Club in Cosmos. Elaine enjoyed deer hunting, and also gardening. She had hundreds of pen pals she wrote to regularly. Scrapbooking was also a favorite hobby. Elaine was a member of the Rosendale United Methodist Church, and recently enjoyed attending the church services at Harmony River. She was family oriented, and loved spending time with all of her family.
Early Tuesday morning, May 15, 2018, Elaine passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota, having reached the age of 79 years. Blessed be her memory.
Elaine is survived by her:
Daughter, Janelle Wilson and her husband John of Cosmos;
Son, Dwight Wiederhoft of Cosmos;
Step-daughter, Beth McCaughan of Carson City, Nevada;
Grandchildren: Jeff (Leslie) Blom of Atwater, Junior Blom of Hutchinson, David (Sarah) Blom of Atwater, Devin Blom of Cosmos, Anna (Jeff) Halls of Cosmos, Lisa (David) Carlson of Litchfield, Jody Wiederhoft of Cosmos, and Damon Wiederhoft of Cosmos;
Great-Grandchildren: Cael Blom, Kylie Blom, Kelsie Blom, Cody Blom, Landon Blom, Kenlie Blom, Brogan Blom, Ellery Blom, Baby Blom on the way, Taylin Halls, Kalvin Halls, Maddilyn Halls, Taren Anderson, Cameron Wagner, and Landon Krouth;
Sister, Joanne Oslund and significant other Darrel Jackson of Cosmos;
Other relatives, and friends.
Elaine was preceded in death by her Parents, Harold and Mabel Herrly, and by her Husband, Delbert.