R. Elaine Winchell
March 20, 1926 – April 14, 2011
R. Elaine Winchell of Pewaukee went home to her Lord on Thursday, April
14, 2011, at the age of 85. Elaine was born March 20, 1926, the daughter
of Dale and Minnie Clark in Catawba.
Elaine will be deeply missed by her devoted
husband of 63 years, Burt; children, Terry (Nyla) of Sterling, Ill., and
Wendy (Brian) Lynch of Hartland; grandchildren, Dustin, Dale (Kelli),
Daniel and Breanne; step grandchildren, Nicole and Erik;
great-grandchildren, Keegan and Trinity; sisters, Joyce "Bubs"
Rahn of Minnesota and Gwen (Melbert) Schneider of Burlington;
brother-in-law, Ken (Audrey) Winchell of Mercer; sistersin-law, Betty
Letts of Waukesha and Esther Bruce of Nashotah; along with many nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends.
Elaine was preceded in death by her brother,
Burnett Clark; sisters, Leona Odegaard and Florence Franklin; and a niece,
During her professional career, Elaine worked as
an accountant and office manager. Elaine had many creative talents and
especially enjoyed crafting, playing casino games, reading, Facebooking,
traveling and spoiling her grandchildren. She possessed a perseverant
attitude, never letting her physical limitations interfere with her
enjoyment of a very active life. Elaine was a longtime member of the
Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 2
p.m. memorial service Sunday, April 17, at the Evangelical and Reformed
United Church of Christ, 413 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. James
Gorman will be officiating. Burial will be private at Southern Wisconsin
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to
Evangelical and Reformed Church of Christ (see address above) or a charity
of the donor’s choice.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home,
Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online
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