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Elaine Holmes (1925 - 2013)

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Holmes, Elaine E.

Elaine E. Holmes, age 88, of 2521 10th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Monday, January 14, 2013 at Ministry St. Joseph Hospital, Marshfield, WI.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Burial at the Lark United Methodist Cemetery, Lark, WI.

Elaine was born January 9, 1925 in Denmark, WI to Richard and Mathilda (Knuth) Lisch. She married Russell Holmes on October 6, 1951 in Manitowoc, WI. He died October 1, 1982. Elaine was a volunteer for the Riverview Hospital Auxiliary and the Aging & Disability Resource Center in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. She spent many years crocheting baby caps for newborns at Riverview Hospital as part of the auxiliary. Elaine also was a seamstress for many years.

Elaine is survived by her daughter, Judy (Scott) Skinner of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; three grandchildren, Michael (Fiancé- Jennifer) Skinner of Knox, Indiana, Holly Skinner of Antigo, WI and Dawn Skinner, unknown residence; one great grandson, Jesse and numerous nieces and nephews.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Russell, and two sisters, Lucille Aerts and Dorothy Van De Hei.

Memorials can be designated to the Wisconsin Rapids Boys & Girls Club, the Stevens Point Salvation Army or to Special Olympics.

Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids is handling all arrangements.

"The family would like to thank the staff on 3 North at St. Joseph Hospital for the wonderful care given to Elaine and their family."

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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Jan. 16, 2013
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