Elaine J. Holmes, 97
March 31, 1918 -- April 4, 2015

Elaine J. Holmes nee FischerElaine Jeanette Holmes (nee Fischer), age 97, of West Bend, was called by her Savior to join Him in eternity on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Cedar Community. She was born on March 31, 1918, in Mayville, to Walter and Alvina (nee Lindemann) Fischer. Elaine was baptized into Godís family.

She attended grade school in Mayville and went on to graduate from Mayville High School. Elaine married Frank M. Holmes on June 20, 1942. Together they raised four children of who live in the communities of Mayville, Iron Ridge, Cedarburg and Gurnee, Illinois. Elaine was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was very active in the Lutheran churches wherever she lived ó singing in the choir, working on evangelism initiatives, fundraising events and volunteering for various committees. She was involved in various committees at her childrenís schools and was an accomplished artist and

musician. Elaine is survived by her children, Rodney (Sandra) Holmes, Linda Holmes, Martha (John) Galvin and Donna Holmes; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, Wally, Mary Ann and Marcella. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; grandchild, Esther; and siblings, Rueben, Elroy and Adeline.

A funeral service will be held at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church (1044 S. Silverbrook Drive, West Bend) on Friday, April 10, 2015, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Washington County Memorial Park in West Bend.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at www.phillipfuneralhome.com.