Elaine Louise (nee Olson) Studelska Sr.
Elaine Louise (nee Olson) Studelska Sr. of Grafton, Sept. 19, 1928 to April 11, 2008, was called to eternal leave on the morning of Friday, April 11, 2008.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Elaine at 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, April 15, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Graf-ton. In state this morning at the church, from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Interment will take place at the church cemetery.
Mueller Funeral Home in Grafton is serving the family.
Elaine leaves with us happiness, joy and loving memories of 79 years of productive life. Elaine’s top priority in life was the care of her family and her enduring religious faith and commitment.
Along with her family and religion, Elaine was a Norwegian art and needlework prize winner, a specialist in Nordic cooking and an avid bowler.
She was an ardent follower of school activities in which her children and grandchildren participated. Elaine was responsible for six Eagle Scouts - three sons and three grandsons.
Elaine leaves her immediate family: her husband Norbert Sr.; and children Victoria Studelska and husband Jon (Withey) of Chicago, Norbert Jr. Studelska and wife Gina of Grafton; Veronica Studelska and husband Gary (Leistikow) of Erin; Michael Studelska and wife Marybeth of Grafton; Elaine Jr. Bohan and husband Jim of Grafton; and Maria Mielach and husband Peter of Mequon.
Elaine’s loving grandchildren are Devin and Britten Withey, Elliott and April Leistikow, Dustin and Madeline Studelska, Alex, Gabriana and Carlie Stu-delska, Samantha and Elyse Mielach and Chase Bohan.
Elaine is further survived by several brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Her living sisters are Darlene Krause of North St. Paul, Minn.; Joan Shafer and husband Bill of West Union, Iowa; Linda Willi-amson and husband Ed of Glenville, Iowa; Patricia Hintz and husband Thomas of Albert Lea, Minn.; and Susan Robinette and husband John of Maple Grove, Minn.
Her living brothers are Bob Olson and wife Regis of Albert Lea, Minn.; Roger Olson and wife Marlene of Albert Lea, Minn.; Lewis Olson and wife Jan of Albert Lea; Minn.; and Larry Olson and wife Lanette of Clarks Grove, Minn.
Elaine was preceded in death by her son Nick; her parents Lewis and Bernice (nee Knutson) Olson of Albert Lea, Minn.; her sisters Kathleen Olson, Beverly Baller, Harrett Potter and Karen Hanson; and her brother Richard Olson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Boy Scout Troop 840 Studelska Memorial Fund, the Grafton Community Scholarship Fund or St. Joseph Catholic Church Memorial Fund are appreciated.