Elaine Pearl DeFord (nee Peardot)

April 27, 1936 – April 7, 2012

Elaine Pearl DeFord (nee Peardot), 75, of Delafield, passed away at home with loved ones around her Saturday, April 7, 2012. Elaine was born in Oakdale on April 27, 1936, the daughter of William and Evelyn Peardot.

Elaine married the love of her life, Howard, on March 20, 1954. Together they shared 62 years of love.

She will be dearly missed by her husband, Howard of Delafield; daughter, Kim of Dousman; grandsons, Devin and Dustin O’Brien of Dousman; sister, Gloria Sears; brother, Don (Nancy) Peardot; brothers-in-law, Corkey DeFord, Mark DeFord, Jim (Sandy) DeFord, Denny DeFord and Rodney (Kathy) DeFord; sister-in-law, Dimples Nero; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, William and Evelyn Peardot; sister, Noreen Formella; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mickey (Tom) Rohn, Mary (Olie) Murphy, Karen (Jim) Owens and Joyce DeFord.

Visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. until the 6:30 p.m. funeral service Thursday, April 12, at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc. Elaine will be laid to rest at 8:15 a.m. Friday, April 13, Delafield City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Elaine’s name may be made to Waukesha Memorial Hospital Foundation for the Regional Cancer Center.

Elaine was gracious, kind, strong and wise. She was a Brewers and Packers fan and enjoyed watching the games. Elaine will be deeply missed by her family.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit